Projects: Alligator Egg Hunters: GATOR_02_WEB

After an alligator nest is located, shallow layers of the dead and decaying vegetation that make up the nest and provide the necessary incubation temperature, is carefully removed, making sure not to disturb the eggs. A nest can be anywhere from three to five feet tall and three to eight feet in diameter, containing on average 30 to 40 eggs.

After an alligator nest is located, shallow layers of the dead and decaying vegetation that make up the nest and provide the necessary incubation temperature, is carefully removed, making sure not to disturb the eggs. A nest can be anywhere from three to five feet tall and three to eight feet in diameter, containing on average 30 to 40 eggs.