Welcome! GatorCam is located on Cape Haze peninsular in Southwest Florida. Watch for various forms of wildlife (humans included) or just observe the weather conditions behind our home. Thanks for visiting.
According to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission; "Alligators are cold-blooded reptiles whose metabolic rate increases or decreases as the water and air temperatures around them change. During cooler months alligators are generally lethargic and don't move around much. By the beginning of April when the weather starts to warm, alligators become active, feeding more, looking for new territories and mating. This period of high activity may extend into October in the southern parts of the state."
Unfortunately, the alligator population in the canal has declined over the years. This is most likely a result of trapping due to resident's complaints.