Latest Alligators News

Louisiana gators thrive, so farmers' return quota may drop

Oct. 17, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Once-endangered alligators are thriving in the wild, so Louisiana authorities are proposing a deep cut in the percentage that farmers must return to marshes where their eggs were laid. “Over the past 50 years, alligator nest surveys have increased...

Angler catches first alligator gar recorded in Kansas

Oct. 12, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

PRATT, Kan. (AP) — Kansas fisheries officials are working to determine how a 39.5 pound alligator gar ended up in a state river. The fisheries division of the Kansas Wildlife & Parks announced Tuesday that an angler pulled the gar last week from the Neosho River...

Coastal Alabama city warning residents about alligators

Oct. 11, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

DAPHNE, Ala. (AP) — A coastal Alabama city is warning residents to be careful of alligators, which have been showing up in populated areas following recent heavy rains. Baby alligators have been reported in parking lots on the causeway that crosses Mobile Bay and along...

Police: 2-foot-long alligator caught on Detroit-area street

Oct. 05, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

RIVERVIEW, Mich. (AP) — Southeastern Michigan’s Riverview never will be confused with the Florida Everglades, but it sure looked like home to a baby alligator found roaming through one of its neighborhoods. Police responded Sunday night to a report of the reptile and...

Florida: Gator attacks, hurts woman after she falls in canal

Oct. 04, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — An alligator attacked and injured a homeless woman after she fell into a Florida canal on Monday, authorities said. The woman was resting on a sea wall when she fell into the canal, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue said in a news release. Someone...

Dead gator found in a New Orleans dumpster becomes a tattoo

Oct. 03, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was early September. The streets of New Orleans were lined with fallen limbs after Hurricane Ida, utility workers from across the South labored to restore power, and the tail of a large dead alligator protruded from a pink dumpster parked at the curb of an Uptown...

Victim of alligator attack during hurricane is identified

Sep. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — The remains found in an alligator's stomach have been positively identified as those of a man who was attacked and killed in Hurricane Ida floodwaters. St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston said Thursday in a news release that the remains...

Florida paddleboarder fends off attacking alligator with oar

Sep. 15, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was floating on a paddleboard in the Silver River used her paddle to push away a large alligator that swam directly toward her in a frightful, up-close encounter captured in startling videos and photographs. The alligator came...

Alligator suspected in post-Ida attack captured

Sep. 13, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A 12-foot-long alligator believed to have attacked a Louisiana man in Hurricane Ida floodwaters two weeks ago was captured and killed Monday, and authorities found human remains in its stomach. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said the parish...

Tampa Bay area man wins Alligator Lighthouse open water meet

Sep. 12, 2021 03:17 AM EDT

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — A 29-year-old swimmer from the Tampa Bay area posted the fastest time among more than 460 participants at an 8-mile open water swimming competition in the Florida Keys. Connor Signorin finished Saturday’s Swim for Alligator Lighthouse in three...