Officials issue warning after alligator spotted at Ronnie Van Zant Park in Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — An alligator has settled at Ronnie Van Zant Park and Clay County officials have issued a warning in response.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has been called to remove the gator but in the meantime, visitors are asked to stay clear.


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Specifically, visitors should stay away from a nearby pond where the alligator is residing.

When it comes to alligator safety, FWC says to:

  • Never feed alligators.
  • Keep your distance.
  • Keep pets on a leash and away from the water.

To learn more about living with alligators and crocodiles, visit myfwc.com.

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