With temperatures around Florida on the rise, you’ll want to keep an eye out for gators.

According to the FWC, during the spring, gators’ metabolisms increase and they become more visible.

Serious injury from a gator is very rare, but the wildlife officials recommend taking precautions and keeping an eye out while in and around the water. Swim only during daylight hours, keep pets away from the water and on a leash and if you see a gator, keep your distance.

Also remember that it’s not only dangerous to feed an alligator. It’s also illegal.

If you believe an alligator poses a threat to you, your property or your pet, call the FWC at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286).

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