Friday, February 23, 2018
Gator Sign - Silver River State Park
I've seen this sign many times before, but had never read it closely as signs like this are common and are not all that helpful as we are aware that most bodies of water, especially in central and south Florida, contain alligators.
We've seen gators in this area of the Silver River but usually out some distance from the shoreline. What caught my attention this time is the sentence that reads gators "are present along the trails and waterways of this park."
Trails? Really? When I thought about it, I realized I shouldn't have been surprised as there are times when the land beside the trails is flooded and the water several feet deep. That's where you'd find the gators.
But as I've mentioned in previous posts: Not to worry, gators only eat once a month.