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Alligator Safety and Breeding Season Information

Alligator breeding season is from late April to June. Please exercise caution and remain vigilant, as alligators are known to be more active during their breeding season. Be aware of your surroundings, carry a flashlight if walking at dusk or after dark, keep your pets on a leash, and always follow the below safety guidelines:

  • Assume every body of water contains an alligator
  • Stay at least 60 feet (4 car lengths) away from alligators
  • Alligators are ambush predators and can move faster than you or your pets
  • Keep yourself, pets and children away from water’s edge
  • Swimming or wading is prohibited in Sea Pines’ waterways
  • Feeding or harassing alligators is dangerous and illegal
  • When fishing or crabbing do not throw used bait or fish parts into the water

Digital Guide to Living with Alligators: Click here to view/print. To report an aggressive or nuisance alligator, please immediately contact the Sea Pines Security Department at 843.671.7170.