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Welcome! GatorCam is located on Cape Haze (Click for map) in Southwest Florida. Watch for various forms of wildlife (humans included) or just observe the weather conditions behind our home. Thanks for visiting.
Alligator Control trapped a 7-foot alligator behind our house after someone in the neighborhood complained about it coming into their yard - Click to watch video.
According to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission; "Alligators are cold-blooded reptiles whose metabolic rate increases or decreases as the water and air temperatures around them change. During cooler months alligators are generally lethargic and don't move around much. By the beginning of April when the weather starts to warm, alligators become active, feeding more, looking for new territories and mating. This period of high activity may extend into October in the southern parts of the state."
There are fewer large alligators in the canal at this time, probably a result of trapping due to resident's complaints. There are smaller ones which, unfortunately, are difficult to see on the webcam - Click to view photos.
GatorCam uses a Logitech Pro 9000 webcam.
There have been visitors to GatorCam since July 14, 2005