April 21, 2012

Dolphins, Turtles and Bears, Oh My!

During the fall and winter months, dolphins play in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico near our home in Alligator Point. I always enjoy watching them. It's very relaxing. If you are ever in the mood for a getaway, Alligator Point may be a good place to check out.  There is a convenience store nearby but there is no Walmart, Publix or a drive-thru for miles!

Sea turtle nesting season is May 1st through October 31st. During this time, residents and visitors who own or rent homes directly on the beaches of Alligator Point and Bald Point are required to keep their lights turned off at night. This is an extremely critical time for our sea turtles and a great learning experience for everyone.

Not to scare anyone but, at any time during the year you may see a bear or two in Alligator Point. Usually at night or very early morning they will be out foraging, knocking over garbage cans or just being curious (as seen in the picture).  You may see one running across the road, going into a wooded area or just sitting back watching you.  If you catch a bear near your home (most likely in your garbage can) make some loud noises to scare him/her off.  They are somewhat of a nuisance but don't let that deter you from visiting or moving here :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds beautiful! We lived in Jacksonville for 10 years. There we had mostly raccoons :-). Thanks for stopping by my blog