Public Education Program Planned - "Alligators"
Posted on Oct 20th, 2021
FOR Environmental Committee's Third 2021 Public Education Program
Alligators: Fact, Fiction, Myths and Legends
Saturday, November 13, 2021
10:00 am - 12 noon
FOR Community Center, 20450 CR 510-B
Public invited - FREE
The American Alligator is a Texas Native. It's the only species from the family Alligatoridae that is native to the United States. Alligators are not an endangered species. They were taken off the endangered species list in 1978; however, they are protected in all 10 states where they occur.
During this program, you’ll learn to understand and respect how alligators live. You’ll become informed on how to determine if the observed alligator poses a threat to you or your property. Find out what you can do legally when you think you have a “nuisance” alligator that’s taken up residence nearby. Texas Parks and Wildlife has specific rules and regulations regarding alligators.
- Learn “dos and don’ts” for living with alligators
- Review of Texas Parks and Wildlife rules and regulations
- Harvesting alligators the legal way
River resident, Pat Wolever, became fascinated and curious with these amazing creatures following a stand-off with a gator while armed with a broom handle. He has legally hunted and studied alligators over the past 20 plus years and continues to learn and appreciate their wonders.