Authorities are warning drivers to be on the lookout for mating gators on the side of the road who can become angry and quite aggressive if disturbed. In a Facebook post, the Manatee County sheriff’s office wrote: “It’s gator mating season. This means they could be more mobile and aggressive than usual.”
A male gator measuring 9 feet, 2 inches had to be removed from a roadway after it was spotted “being aggressive with traffic.” Sheriff’s deputies captured the reptile and relocated him to an alligator farm. Wildlife officials say mating season in Florida begins in early April and could continue into June.