John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Where to go Swimming in Central Florida Without Becoming a Gator's Lunch

Where to go Swimming in Central Florida Without Becoming a Gator's Lunch

Florida Residents see gators as just part of the landscape but have a healthy respect for the possible dangers of getting too close. If you want to go swimming, we have miles and miles of beautiful beaches but if you need a fresh water fix, there are safe places to go. Nuisance Gators are either trapped and released or end on on the menu. Tastes like chicken!

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Comment balloon 10 commentsJohn Mayer • July 19 2011 11:08AM

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OH MY ..I think I would stick to the beaches ..I would not want to be gator food ...I like salt water anyway

HelpfulHannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 8 years ago

Hannah - I like the beach too but airboat rides through the swamp are cool. I like my gators at a safe distance :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

John....don't think I want to go swimming with them....Nice post!
Hope you have a great day! ---Rob

Go Vols!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) over 8 years ago

I think that I would stick to only the beaches. Here is Florida we are constantly entrenching on the gator's turf.

Posted by James Loftis, RealEstate911.com (RealEstate911.com) over 8 years ago

Thanks Rob - The places posted above are relatively free of danger. You just have to be watchful in mating season when gators tend to roam more.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

James - That's true, humans are steadily encroaching on the alligator's habitat. They have more to fear from us.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

John, the links are very helpful for the locals and to steer clear of being the Gator's lunch.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Thanks Gary - It rarely happens here but we all have to be vigilent just in case. It's no different than going for a walk in Grizzly territory :-)

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

Hi John - No gators, except at our well known zoo, is certainly one of the advantages of Ontario compared to Florida.  Well, you have the better weather, at least in winter. 

Posted by FN LN over 8 years ago

Hi Marc - You don't have gators but what about those killer squirrels? ;-)

Ontario Squirrels

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 8 years ago

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