Venice Police and SCSO work to remove a gator from a residents pool area
Francesco Abbruzzino, The Uncensored Report, LLC
This afternoon, VPD Officers with the assistance of Sarasota County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, safely removed and relocated this guy from the pool area in the Capri Isle neighborhood.
As a reminder, warm spring weather means alligators are more active and more visible, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says. Courtship begins in April then mating happens in May or June, according to FWC.
Rising temperatures increase an alligator’s metabolism, which means they begin seeking prey, according to FWC. It also means they’ll be observed basking in the sun as they regulate their body temperature.
FWC warns that although alligator bite incidents resulting in serious injury are rare, keep your distance.