Latest Alligators News

Large alligator saunters through Florida neighborhood

Apr. 18, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies captured video of a large alligator crawling through a front yard in Florida before making its way into a community lake. The video was taken Sunday morning in Venice, Florida, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post. ...

SC man honored for saving neighbor from alligator attack

Apr. 04, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A former Okatie resident who jumped into a lagoon and saved his 73-year-old neighbor from a 10-foot alligator in July 2020 was recently awarded the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Kenneth Brian McCarter was one of only 17 Americans who received the...

Alligator hunts possible next year in Mississippi

Mar. 27, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The number of alligators in Pelahatchie Bay is becoming a problem so the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has proposed a hunting season to help reduce the population. Ricky Flynt, the department's Alligator Program coordinator, described...

Divers search park after remains found in gator's mouth

Mar. 11, 2022 08:06 AM EST

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's office divers searched a gator-infested canal in a Florida wilderness preserve after human remains were found in the mouth of a large alligator, officials said. Divers for the Martin County Sheriff's Office searched a large area of the Hungryland...

Alligator that menaced paddleboarder in viral video is dead

Mar. 09, 2022 19:02 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials have now killed a nearly 12-foot alligator that swam within inches of a frightened paddleboarder in a popular state park during an encounter in September recorded on video that went viral. The male alligator – 11 feet, 10 inches...