- Breeding begins in the spring and about a month later the female will lay 30-50 eggs in a nest constructed by mounding mud and vegetation together making them hard to see. When aware of an alligator nest, Sea Pines Security will place a warning sign.
- The eggs are kept warm by the decomposing vegetation and hatch approximately 60 days later (typically in August/September). The female will aggressively guard the nest and protect the young after they emerge.
- Stay away from the water’s edge and at least 60 feet from all alligators.
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To report an aggressive or nuisance alligator or to report any safety concerns regarding alligators, immediately contact the Sea Pines Security Department Dispatch Phone Line at 843.671.7170.