One of an alligator pair roaming a South Carolina neighborhood was caught, and police just can’t find the other one.
We’ve heard stories like this recently, and that’s because it’s mating season for Florida alligators. In a Pinecrest, South Carolina backyard on Wednesday, one alligator was apprehended for trespassing – only kidding, but it was promptly removed. However, the other half of the alligator pair is still on the loose.
As the Pinecrest police department said, “Each spring, alligators leave their watery homes in search of food, a mate, and eventually, sex.” So what’s the big deal? Well, there isn’t much of one, except that residents in northern Florida and South Carolina are being forewarned. The warmer winter that South Florida experienced means that the alligators have been roaming around looking for love longer than usual and they have ended up farther north than before.
Residents are urged to constantly check their pools for gator friends that are not inflatable, and if any spot the missing alligator in the Pinecrest neighborhood, give the police a call.
If you live in an area outside of Pinecrest and have a nuisance gator, please call the Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR, instead of trying to handle it yourself.