Drought taking a bite out of gator habitat
As temperatures soar well into the 90’s and with summer coming, alligators are becoming more active. But along with the heat, persistent dry conditions aren’t helping the extremely low water levels in nearby lakes, which are also home to gators. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Peck reports how low water levels aren’t just affecting humans but also the reptile itself.
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