On a recent visit we saw a large alligator in the middle of the pond and a baby alligator swimming near the viewing platform. Next to the small alligator is one the several varieties of turtles that live in the pond. Please do not feed the alligators. We've never known anyone to be harmed by an alligator on Jekyll Island, but feeding them is ill advised as it teaches them that humans mean food.
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by Mike and Lara Morgan