A. Yes, in a case of selfdefense. However, if you were not armed at the time you saw the alligator, but got a weapon and returned to shoot the alligator, you could not claim self-defense.... read more ›
Florida Fish and Wildlife said alligators are protected by Florida law. Under rare circumstances you can claim self defense when an alligator attacks you. Wildlife expert David Hitzing said if an alligator is truly aggressive against you or your pet on your property you can take actions against the alligator.... continue reading ›
A large, full-grown gator however could probably survive a shot from a smaller caliber gun but it is unlikely that it could survive a shot from a larger weapon; it will take a powerful shot and maybe multiple shots to take a full size alligator down.... read more ›
The Best Defense Against Alligators is Distance
That means steering clear of areas clearly known to be frequented by gators, and always abiding by signs that warn of gators and other fauna. Alligator attacks are statistically most common in low light, so dusk and twilight are good times to stay away from shallow water.... read more ›
To safely and humanely dispatch the alligator aim for the center of the spine directly behind the skull plate. Do not shoot through the skull plate. The skull of an alligator is very dense bone and fragments may ricochet.... view details ›
Experts say if a gator attacks you or your pet, you can take action, but if the attack happens off your property, it becomes more difficult to claim self-defense. The FWC does not want people shooting and killing alligators at random and then claiming self-defense.... continue reading ›
A taser is not likely to stop an alligator due to the thickness of its hide. The only possible way for an alligator to be stopped by a taser would be to hit it in the mouth, which is both dangerous and untested. It is better to try to avoid contact with an alligator altogether.... continue reading ›
Pangolin means “roller” in Malay for good reason. When a pangolin feels threatened, it rolls into a ball, using its scales as tough outer armor. Pangolins, like this black bellied pangolin in the Democratic Republic of Congo, are the only known mammals with scales.... view details ›
Most choose to use a snout snare or a tail gaff to lasso the gator and hold them from getting away. Then a well-placed shot from either a bang stick or a handgun will complete the task. When using a bang stick, most will opt for a . 38 caliber while many of the handgun enthusiast choose a 9mm.... read more ›
The weakest part of a bear's skull is behind the face, in a small triangular shaped area roughly bounded by the eyes and the tip of the nose. A bullet striking this area has the greatest chance of penetrating the skull, hitting the brain and stopping the attack immediately.... read more ›
Like bears, gators can smell the menstruation, which will put your entire party at risk.... see details ›
If you think an alligator is approaching you, run as fast as you can, in a straight line away from the alligator [source: The University of Florida]. You should be able to easily outrun an alligator. If it seems to be gaining on you, don't panic.... see more ›
(1) A person may not intentionally kill, injure, possess, or capture, or attempt to kill, injure, possess, or capture, an alligator or other crocodilian, or the eggs of an alligator or other crocodilian, unless authorized by rules of the commission.... continue reading ›
It's illegal to kill wild alligators
In Florida, however, alligators can only be killed if deemed a nuisance by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or by applying to the Statewide Alligator Harvest Program, where there are specific timeframes and areas where permit holders can hunt.... read more ›
- Leave alligators alone. Alligators are shy animals that usually avoid human contact.
- Pay attention. ...
- Do not feed alligators. ...
- Throw fish scraps into trash cans. ...
- Follow directions on signs. ...
- Swim during daylight hours only. ...
- Stay with children. ...
- Keep an eye on your pets.