NC Wildlife officials offer tips to avoid alligator interactions

This time of year, alligators are moving around a lot in southeastern North Carolina, looking for food and mates after spending the winter in brumation; that’s a long period in which they don’t eat and seldom come out of their dens.

Alligators are a natural part of the wildlife that makes up the coastal region and officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said they very seldom pose a threat to humans. However, they can become a nuisance when people feed them – whether they mean to or not.

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