alligators are dangerous

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared as creative commons, Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

As the sign says, alligators are dangerous! And as the photo shows, they multiply! A little research finds that:

Gators typically begin courtships around April, and mating gets underway around May and June. Pregnant females will lay their eggs — often as many as three or four dozen — in late June or early July. The incubation period will last 63-68 days, leaving the eggs to hatch in mid-August or early September.

Attribution: an article at
about Alligator mating season

This photo was taken during an stroll on Seabrook Island. It is important to watch closely when you approach a lagoon.