Springtime is a great time to get outside and get active, and according to Naples News, it is not just humans who are coming out to play. Florida is home to two different types of crocodilians: the American alligator and the American crocodile, who become very active this time of year.  With alligators and crocodiles becoming more active, it is important for you to be cautious around the creatures we have shared waters with for centuries.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission advises visitors and residents to be vigilant in and around the water. It is also highly recommended to keep your pets away from water where gators may be present and keep an eye on your dogs and cats if they are outside. To learn more about precautions to take around alligators take a look at MyFWC.com.

If you are to have a serious concern with an alligator or crocodile endangering people, pets, or your property, call the FWC "Nuisance Alligator Hotline" at 866-FWC-GATOR(392-4286).

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