The Harborage has a wonderful array of wildlife, and like our residents and their guests, they may call our community home or maybe just love to visit. Alligators, coyotes, bobcats, iguanas, rabbits, armadillos, a panther, otters, sandhill cranes, ospreys, eagles, owls, woodpeckers, hawks, and snakes have been reported.
We are all fascinated by such creatures, however in Florida feeding or harassing wildlife is in most cases illegal. Anyone caught feeding wildlife can be arrested jailed and/or fined.Species with rules related to feeding include coyotes, foxes, raccoons, pelicans, alligators, crocodiles, and sandhill cranes.
It has been observed that some of our residents and their guests have fed the alligators in our lake and ponds. This causes alligators to associate people with food and reduce their fear of humans, and therefore they can become aggressive and dangerous. This creates a need for the animal to be removed or killed in order to protect public safety.
FOR BOTH THE SAFETY OF OUR RESIDENTS AND THE ANIMAL PLEASE DO NOT FEED OUR WILDLIFE. Do however enjoy these photos of some of our "neighbors" courtesy of residents Donna Campbell and Denice Rogers.
Observation Pier Replacement Complete
After a long process the observation pier construction is now complete. Final inspections are pending. The CDD is investigating installation of new benches soon so residents can sit and enjoy the scenery. We thank everyone for their patience and support for this project.