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FWC Warns, Watch Pets Around Water

Updated: Jun 9

Things are heating up here before Summer hits in Davenport Florida as June of 2020 starts off with very warm and wet weather. The Florida Wildlife Commission has advised that alligators in Florida are more active these months and may be searching for food.

You love your family pet or dog as one of your own. Take the same precautions as you would with children with pets around bodies of water in Florida like lakes, rivers, streams, springs or ponds. The number one thing you can do to protect your furry friends is keep them leashed! This prevents them from running along the waters edge unsupervised. Florida Alligators enjoy sunbathing along water for an easy getaway. Gators as we call them in Davenport Florida, are masters at staying hidden underwater for an extended period of time with little to no notice of their presence. Take caution when walking your animals near water and never leave them unattended to roam the waters edge.


Alligators in Davenport Florida can be found in many lakes or ponds in subdivisions as well as retention ponds. Normally the gators live in Florida marshes, swamps, rivers and lakes for a very long time. With the population growth and boom in residential and commercial development in Davenport FL, the chances of humans or pets running into these real Florida Natives increases drastically. Thousands of people each year are looking into moving to Davenport Florida or purchasing a new home near Davenport FL. FWC reminds us to NEVER FEED ALLIGATORS! Keep your distance if you see one and only swim in designated swimming areas during daylight hours. Seems like common sense coexisting with nature but, this is not always the case with those that really know no better. We must educate the public on the importance of preserving and respecting Florida wildlife.


Some great places to find Things To Do In Davenport Florida Outdoors and some great FREE Things To Do Near Davenport FL are listed below:

Northeast Regional Park - Davenport Florida (Dog Park and Public Lake Access)

Lake Louisa State Park - Clermont Florida (Lake Access and Walking Trails)

Lake Eva Community Park - Haines City Florida (Lake Access,Playgrounds)

Kissimmee Lakefront Park - Kissimmee Florida (Lake Access, Park, Playgrounds)

Explore Florida Springs - (List of Florida Springs)

Explore Florida State Parks - (List of Florida State Parks)


If you are concerned about a nuisance alligator near your home in Davenport Florida then, contact FWC for assistance at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286)


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