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Everglades National Park

Alligator Watching

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Alligator Watching in the Everglades: 

Alligators – they are everywhere in the Everglades. With over 2,000 alligators living in the state, the eco-

wonderland makes for an apt destination if you cannot think beyond alligator watching on your vacation.

Now, what is so unique about this iconic reptile that vacationers simply cannot seem to get over it? Well, it is

their lighting quick reflexes as well as reputations, which precede them, make them famous among vacationers.

To get a better understanding, check out the truths about these coolest reptiles:

Meeting Alligators

In Florida, gators are believed to be modern day dinosaurs. And then, there is proof to support the idea that their

nearest living relatives lived on Earth millions of years ago. In fact, the alligator genus stepped into evolution

about 37 million years ago, and the species we see today date back to some 14 million years or so. The

Everglades is home to the American alligator, tropical crocodiles, and a handful of alligator-like caimans.

Alligators - An Indispensable Part of the Everglades

Face the fact- life in the Everglades revolves mainly around alligators. Fortunately, most long-term residents

know the importance of alligators, i.e. not only they add to the reputation of the Sunshine State, but they also

play a pivotal role in maintaining the health of the swamplands. Most gators don’t pose a threat unless they have

been threatened or provoked; hence make sure you don’t disturb them in their natural habitat.

Things to Consider while Watching Alligators

To make the most of your expedition, here are some tips that you should consider:

You may love fishing, however, don’t throw food waste or garbage into the water because if alligators

spot them and feed the same, you’ll be feeding them the wrong thing involuntarily.

Make sure not to swim out of posted swimming locales, or locales that are known to be inhabited by

alligators.

Finally, you should never harass or threaten an alligator.

Alligators are an important part of the Florida’s wetlands. You can visit the Everglades to see them in person.

And to treasure the moments for a lifetime, do capture some awesome pictures with them. An adventure trip to

the Everglades opens allows you to see these creatures in their natural habitat.

When to visit the Everglades for maximum fun?

Everglades is a unique destination that is noted for its well-narrated boat tours, alligator shows and other animal

encounters. The best time to enjoy this eco-wonderland is during the dry season. It is because hot, clammy

weather, and mosquitoes may make your visit quite intolerable during the wet season.

At the end of the day, if you are interested to introduce yourself to the most popular reptile, then there is no

better place than the Florida Everglades. Whether you want to see gator shows or are interested in an airboat

ride to get personal with these awesome creatures, you will get a taste of everything here. And for amazing

tours and packages to this adventure land, make sure to bank on our tours and packages.

 

What to Know about the Everglades Alligators

Do you wish to see a live alligator show? Whether it’s a live alligator show that fascinates you the most or it’s

an alligator in its natural setting that you love to watch, the Everglades promises to show you everything. And

then, there is nothing like watching an alligator wresting show. Usually, you will find the alligators residing

amidst the marshes and freshwater swamps.

But then, you can also spot them in rivers, lakes, and other water bodies. Take a thorough glance and you can

see dens that are burrowed out and are used for shelter purpose when winter temperatures drop or when weather

conditions are tremendously dry.

Even when not in their dens, these reptiles can withstand limited periods of freezing conditions. In fact, it is

during the wintry dry season that they change their setting by exhuming “alligator holes,” which also act as a

shelter point for other resident animals, preferably during the dry months.

Alligators - An Integral Part of the Everglades

Alligators are an integral part of the Everglades ecosystem. One of the grounding species of the park, these rare

creatures never fail to attract visitors with their magical charm. Even turtle species such as the Florida red-

bellied turtle hatch their eggs inside both active and uninhibited/ancient alligator nests.

You will generally find water in alligator holes round the year except during severe drought conditions.

However, when the dry season is soon to approach, you’ll find the water dries up from other areas of the eco-

wonderland. Only the water in these holes stay, which again serve as a remarkable breeding point for the

wildlife here.

It is true that most of these animals seeking shelter fall prey to the hands of the alligators as well as other

predators such as the wading birds, but then, value of the shelter areas outweighs the risk. Even a few years

back, alligators were declining rapidly, chiefly due to long term hunting and loss of their natural habitat.

Fortunately, their number has started to increase with the introduction of alligator farms and ban of hunting.

Alligator Shows

For a perfect end to your Everglades vacation, make sure to see the live alligator shows. While there is nothing

like an enthralling airboat ride to see them in their natural setting, the joy of seeing a live alligator exhibit is no

less. And for those, who don’t mind being a bit adventurous on their vacation, can try holding a baby alligator

in their arms.

Make sure to carry your cameras and shoot amazing pictures of your family and you holding a baby alligator.

These shows last for about 15 to 30 minutes and make a fantastic choice for people of different age groups. The

skilled alligator handlers ensure that you have a safe and adventurous experience with their assistance. With

several years of experience, they’ll teach you how to hold and feed alligators.

You may contact us for adventurous tours and packages to the Everglades. Our tours and packages include live

alligator shows and wrestling exhibits.