1. Be aware of the possibility of alligator attacks when in or near fresh or brackish bodies of water. Many attacks occur when people do not pay close attention to their surroundings when working near water.
2. Alligators are most active between dusk and dawn. Therefore, swim only during daylight hours.
3. Do not work with your back towards the water.
4. Closely supervise children when they are playing in or around water. Never allow small children to play by themselves near water.
5. Leave alligators alone. State law prohibits killing, feeding, harassing or possession of alligators.
6. Do not allow pets to swim, exercise, or drink in waters that may contain alligators or in designated swimming areas with humans. Dogs are more susceptible to being attacked than humans because dogs resemble the natural prey of alligators.