PINELLAS PARK, Fla. — How much rain have we gotten lately? Alligators are wading along our roads.

Daniel Markovich sent us video showing a gator near a Wawa on Gandy Boulevard in Pinellas Park.

He said he was making a U-turn when he saw the reptile.

The FWC recommends four main action steps when it comes to living with alligators safely. 

  • Number one: Never feed an alligator. It’s illegal and when fed, gators start to associate humans with food. 
  • Number two: Keep your pets away from the water. Gators can easily lunge at anything close by. 
  • Number three: Swim during the day and only in designated areas. 
  • Number four: Keep your distance if you do see a gator; they are capable of running in short bursts of up to 30 mph.

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