Welcome! GatorCam is located on Cape Haze in Southwest Florida. Watch for various forms of wildlife (humans included) or just observe the weather conditions behind our home. Thanks for visiting.
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. The smaller ones, unfortunately, are difficult to see on the webcam.
2015 Update: The alligator population appears to have increased this year.
GatorCam uses a Logitech Pro 9000 webcam.
Please contact us if you have any comments or questions.
There have been visitors to GatorCam since July 14, 2005