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Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP)

To Report an Alligator:

A. Resident may call the  SNAP Hotline directly 866-392-4286; www.MyFWC.com/alligator

B. Contact Gateway Services CDD and then the District will contact the Trapper directly through the Targeted Harvest Area Program.  

C. You can also go to” Contact Us” button and select “Type of Request”. Scroll down and select “Other” and fill in the message box. Select the “Submit” button.

 

Further detailed information below for your review:

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program (SNAP) has quite a bit of flexibility built into the Program and since there is a need to have greater control over how nuisance alligators are handled for managed communities/District such as Gateway.  The best fit is a proactive solution we refer to as Targeted Harvest Areas (THA).

For each Targeted Harvest Area established, SNAP will issue a permit to the local Nuisance Alligator Trapper(s) to remove nuisance alligators from the designated property. This will allow the owner or manager (or his/her designees) to contact the trapper directly to initiate and control the removal of nuisance alligators.

The owner or manager may specify restrictions on the size or quantity of alligators that may be removed, as well as restrictions on the areas from which alligators may be removed or how the trapper is to access the property.

Please be aware that alligators within the Targeted Harvest Area may still generate complaints to the Statewide Nuisance Alligator Hotline.  In such circumstances, if the owner or manager denies the removal of an alligator that meets the state’s nuisance alligator criteria this will be documented in writing to the owner or manager should any issue arise about the alligator in the future. However, nothing prevents the owner or manager from allowing the trapper unlimited access to remove nuisance alligators from the designated property.

The District looks forward to working closely with you regarding nuisance alligator management. Please do not hesitate to contact Elle Harris at 239-561-1313 option 4 or email Elle Harris at elle.harris@gatewaydistrict.org if you have any questions or need additional information.