You do not have to go very far to see an alligator here in Florida. Some rather large ones have even been seen in the lake behind my house. This one, a male, was probably about 11′ long. The largest alligator in Florida, as recorded by Florida Fish & Wildlife, was a male taken just last year off the St. John’s River and measured 14′ 3.5.” Females rarely get over 9′ in length. Say cheese!