When Do Alligators Feed?

 When Do Alligators Feed

Alligators are large reptiles that can be found in fresh water, canals, and rivers. You can be sure to find them in the Florida Everglades as well. The American alligator has a large population in Florida and it’s important to understand where they live and when they feed, as they can be extremely dangerous to humans in some cases. Everglades Holiday Park, an airboat tour and alligator park located in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida provides the ultimate outdoor adventure for people of all ages. Through years of experience, we’ve compiled some important information about when alligators feed and what they eat.

Alligators will Eat What’s Available to Them

Alligators primarily eat their prey at dusk or during the nighttime. An alligator’s diet consists mostly on what is available to them as they aren’t known to travel far for a meal. They will feed on fish, frogs, small mammals, and even smaller alligators. Alligator teeth are designed for crushing their prey and holding on for a strong grip. A common misconception about alligators is that they have poor eyesight. Their sharp eyesight is an important factor for hunting and they can always sense movement in the water. While you should not swim in grassy and murky water anyways, it’s extremely important to stay away during dusk and nighttime as this is the time alligators are on the hunt. You should never feed a wild alligator as it is against the law in Florida and their fear of humans could diminish if this were to occur.

You must be extremely careful if you are around alligators and it’s important to understand the facts about these large water creatures. You can safely get up close and personal with all the wildlife in the Everglades by taking an airboat tour from Everglades Holiday Park. Book your excursion today to learn more about the alligator species and the Wetlands!

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Celebrate America’s Birthday at Everglades Holiday Park

Celebrate America’s Birthday at Everglades Holiday Park

With America’s independence day slowly creeping up, it’s time to start thinking about your plans for this summer holiday. Are you looking to spend your day with an exciting outdoor adventure? Look no more than Everglades Holiday Park where you and your family and friends can enjoy the scenic views of the most unique landscape South Florida has to offer. You can climb aboard one of our state-of-the-art airboat tours and glide through the Everglades experiencing the most thrilling adventure surrounded by plants and exotic creatures. Grab a large group and head on over to Everglades Holiday Park for your fun-filled day celebrating the Fourth of July! We will be breaking out the grill for a Backyard BBQ as well.

Instead of the typical Fourth of July plans spent at the beach or at a neighborhood BBQ, why not try something different and more exciting? After all, the Everglades are deemed as one of America’s breathtaking natural wonders. By spending your entire day at our park, you and your friends can celebrate outdoors with your own BBQ before or after you embark on one of our thrilling adventures. We have a full-service deli and concession store that will make for great food options during this holiday, and we offer something for everyone at Everglades Holiday Park.

Our airboat tours are safe for all ages and our boats provide head covers to protect you from the glaring sun or the rain. You and your group will be guided by one of our expert airboat captains that will take you through the wetlands and share exciting Everglades history and stories. You never know which creatures will pop up during your tour and you can be sure to experience a wild ride. Celebrating America’s birthday in the Everglades is a great way to enjoy all that nature has to offer.

Everglades Holiday Park, located in sunny Fort Lauderdale is the ultimate spot for kids and adults to celebrate this American tradition. Spend a day on our park grounds, soaking up the warm Florida sunshine and learning about the wildlife that make up this beautiful 1.5-million-acre preserve. Contact us today to reserve your Fourth of July in the Everglades plans ahead of time!

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