Orange County Rock Springs closed due to gator activity

A popular rock spring in Central Florida is closed for the next couple of days because of alligator activity. 

In a Tweet, the Orange County Park and Recreation said that Kelly Park Rock Springs is closed through Saturday.

Although the rock springs is closed, Kelly Park remains open to the public during its regular hours. 

Alligator mating season

The closure comes in the midst of alligator mating season, which typically begins in early April with mating happening between May and June. 

Earlier this year in March, a massive Florida alligator's mating called was heard around the world. 


March is early for breeding season for these reptiles, but sometimes Spring weather in the Winter can confuse gators. 

Officials say male gators will typically lift their tails high and slap the water with their jaws to create vibrations throughout the water. 

During alligator mating season, female alligators will build a nest of soil, vegetation, or debris and lay up 46 eggs in late June or early July, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Hatching occurs from mid-August through early September.