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REVISED OCTOBER 2015
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This page reflects an effort to shed the lights of accurate knowledge and perspective on the subject of
the human-alligator relationship. Folks who live in alligator territory are
rightly concerned about their safety in the presence of these powerful
Chances are you'll never need to use the
information on this page, but knowing it may give you some peace of mind and aid you in
enjoying our shared environment safely. This information also offers a
glimpse of the alligator's fascinating physiology and behavior that have
enabled it to outlive the dinosaurs. Our ultimate goal should be to
avoid conflict, but this can only be done if the self-aware, more intelligent species takes the initiative.
It's not difficult. Below are twelve tips to aid you
in doing so.**
** See the important legal disclaimer at the
bottom of this page.
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SUGGESTED ARTICLE CITATION: Dupont,
Israel. 2008. An Alligator Safety Guide. LivingAmongAlligators.com.
Israel Dupont. May 2008; Rev. October 2015 [Insert date accessed].