Paddling Tip of the Week
During a freshwater paddling excursion it is not uncommon to see an alligator. Don’t let this alarm you, in the wild, alligators mostly keep to themselves and leave paddlers alone. It is uncommon for alligators to swim up to paddling vessels. If one does approach you, it is most likely looking for a meal – perhaps because it has been fed by humans in the past. For your own safety and the safety of other paddlers, never feed an alligator. The weekly paddling tip is provided by the Ocean Tribe Paddling Club, which is affiliated with the Sanibel Sea School. For more information, visit oceantribepaddlers.org.