April 28, 2015 – Florida Alligator Permits now Available
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is now accepting applications for a chance to participate in this year’s recreational alligator hunting season. Click Here To Read The Full Article
Look At This 12 Foot 8 Inch Florida Gator Caught During Gator Hunting Season!
Caution! Southwest Florida Alligators Are On The Move
In a 1965 episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” Laura Petrie asks husband Rob what he thinks of her new alligator purse. “Well,” Rob responds, “anything that helps rid the world of alligators, I’m for.” Fifty years later, the attitude in Florida is to co-exist with (not rid the world of) alligators, and that means being cautious around fresh water at this time of year, because gators are on the move. Click Here To Read The Full Article
Central Florida Trophy Hunts is a major supplier of alligator and wild game hunting supplies and products. We service Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. We also provide alligator capture equipment for the University of Fl, Texas Tech, Florida Fish and Wildlife, as well as many nuisance trappers and other alligator programs across the South East.
HUNTERS FIND BULLETS FROM AMERICAN CIVIL WAR IN 185-YEAR OLD ALLIGATOR’S HIDE
A group of Gator hunters who shot and killed an alligator weighting 910 pounds (413 kilograms) on Sunday, were amazed when they discovered that the animal already bore injuries caused by musket ammunition from the Civil War era. A total of 9 spherical projectiles was found, and the various tests and analysis realized on them have confirmed that they were indeed fired at the animal in the 19th Century.
Nine of the wounds on the animal are believed to have been caused by Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle-muskets. These old injuries were concentrated around the animals tail and hind legs, suggesting that the reptile could have possibly been used as a target for shooting practice by Confederate troops.
Alligator aka Gator
An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. The two living species are the American alligator (A. mississippiensis) and the Chinese alligator (A. sinensis). In addition, several extinct species of alligator are known from fossil remains. Alligators first appeared during the Oligocene epoch about 37 million years ago.
The name “alligator” is probably an anglicized form of el lagarto, the Spanish term for “the lizard”, which early Spanish explorers and settlers in Florida called the alligator. Later English spellings of the name included allagarta and alagarto.
For more information about gators and not just Florida gators, please visit Alligators.com. If you want to know more about Louisiana Gators, you can check out the Swamp People website. And, here’s a link to a TV show on Animal Planet about some Florida boys that catch Florida gators that are a nuisance. The show is called Gator Boys and you can click here to see their website.
SEND US YOUR STORIES & PICTURES
If you’ve ever had a close encounter with a Florida Alligator and lived to tell about it, then please send us your story and picture(s) to info@FloridaGators.com and we will consider adding your story and picture(s) to our website. We also accept video and are working on a Facebook Page & other social media to promote and protect these amazing animals.
REAL FLORIDA ALLIGATOR PRODUCTS COMING SOON!
We are in the process of acquiring inventory of real Florida Alligator products such as gator heads, gator toes, gator toe necklaces, gator teeth, gator teeth necklaces, gator skin shoes, gator skin purses & wallets, gator skins, authentic Florida gator meat products and much, much more. Please bookmark this website as we build our e-commerce store to sell real Florida Gator products. See sample of our Florida gator heads below.