Alligator sighted crossing road in Brevard County

In BREVARD COUNTY, Fla., it remains a mystery as to why the alligator decided to cross the road. However, it undoubtedly caught the attention of one of our viewers at News 6.

Breanna, a viewer of News 6, recently witnessed an extraordinary sight – a gator crossing Grissom Parkway near the Brevard County jail.

Female alligators are currently in the midst of their mating season, a time when they construct nests and lay potentially dozens of eggs by late June or early July.

Oviedo officials recently shared helpful tips on how to decrease the chances of gator attacks.

    • Never feed alligators — it’s dangerous and illegal.

    • Keep pets on a leash and never walk them at the edge of a body of water.

    • Never swim outside of posted swimming areas and swim only during daylight hours.

    • Closely supervise children when they are playing in and around water.

    • Pay attention to your surroundings and be aware of possible presence.

    • If you see a baby alligator, know the mother is close by watching. Never handle the babies — they are not pets.

Feeding alligators is both dangerous and illegal, so it should never be done.


When walking your pets near bodies of water, it is essential to keep them on a leash at all times. This precaution ensures their safety and prevents any accidents from occurring.

It is important to follow safety guidelines when swimming. One crucial rule to remember is to never swim outside of posted swimming areas. These designated areas are specifically chosen for their safety and should be respected. Additionally, it is advisable to swim only during daylight hours. Swimming in the dark can pose additional risks and may make it harder to spot and respond to any potential dangers. By adhering to these guidelines, you can ensure a safer and more enjoyable swimming experience.

When children are playing in and around water, it is important to closely supervise them.

Pay close attention to your surroundings and stay vigilant of any possible presence.

If you come across a baby alligator, remember that the mother is likely nearby, keeping a watchful eye. It is important to refrain from handling the babies as they are not suitable as pets.

If you notice an alligator in your neighborhood and have concerns, reach out to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Nuisance Alligator Hotline at (866) 392-4286.

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