Common Wildlife Seen at The Founders Club
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How to Treat Your Neighbors
The "Sandhill Cranes"
- We have a number of "Couples" that live among un in the Founders Club.
- They are monogamous breeders-no divorces or affairs allowed?
- They nest in late winter or early spring and lay two eggs.
- The typical life of the Crane is 20 years.
Please Do Not Feed the Cranes!
Feeding Sandhill Cranes is a second degree misdemeanor and can carry a fine of up to $500 and/or up to six months in prison.
The Nature of Florida Living
Alligators and humans can co-exist by following a few simple guidelines.
- Alligators are most active between dusk and dawn.
- Never allow small children or pets near water by themselves.
- Do not allow pets to swim, exercise or drink in waters that may contain alligators. Dogs resemble natural prey of alligators.
- Observe and photograph alligators only from a distance. Remember they are an important part of Florida's natural history as well as an integral component of freshwater ecosystem.
- Never feed or entice alligators- it is dangerous and illegal. When fed, alligators overcome their natural wariness and learn to associate people with food. Feeding alligators, a second-degree misdemeanor, is punishable by up to $500 and/or 60 days in jail. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) strongly recommends not feeding other wildlife where alligators might be present. Feeding ducks, birds, turtles or throwing fish scraps in the water where alligators can associate humans with feeding opportunity is tantamount to feeding an alligator.
- Alligators will only be removed if they pose a threat to humans or property.
If you have information about the feeding of alligators, report the incident to the toll-free wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922. You may remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.
Visit MyFWC.com/alligator for more information