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Amorous alligators put Florida on alert as mating season begins

<p>State plays down threat to humans but warns of ‘more active and more visible’ gators as warmer weather heats up reptilian passions</p><p>With <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/22/toilet-invading-iguanas-invasive-species-banned-florida">toilet-invading iguanas</a>, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/25/snakes-florida-hybrid-pythons-super-breed-threat-danger">deadly hybrid super-serpents</a> and <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/11/cane-toads-bufo-toads-continue-spread-florida-what-know/5342297002/">toxic giant toads</a>, no corner of Florida is ever completely safe from the threat of a marauding reptile. </p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/22/toilet-invading-iguanas-invasive-species-banned-florida">Toilet-invading iguanas among invasive species now banned in Florida</a> </p><p> <span>Related: </span><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/23/man-rescues-puppy-from-alligator-without-dropping-cigar">Florida man rescues puppy from jaws of alligator without dropping cigar</a> </p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/12/alligators-florida-mating-season">Continue reading...</a>

State plays down threat to humans but warns of ‘more active and more visible’ gators as warmer weather heats up reptilian passions

With toilet-invading iguanas, deadly hybrid super-serpents and toxic giant toads, no corner of Florida is ever completely safe from the threat of a marauding reptile.

Related: Toilet-invading iguanas among invasive species now banned in Florida

Related: Florida man rescues puppy from jaws of alligator without dropping cigar

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