City officials in Miami Lakes have scheduled a seminar to offer up tips on avoiding dangerous encounters with alligators. The event was prompted by the recent gator attack at a Disney resort that resulted in the death of 2-year-old Lane Graves, the child of a couple visiting from Nebraska.
Amanda West, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, will appear at the July 20 presentation on alligator behavior and safety.
The 7 p.m. program at Miami Lakes Town Hall, 6601 Main St., will include a brief Q&A session.
“Because of our great abundance of lakes and canals, we need to be proactive and train our residents on how to recognize any gator problems and prevent a tragedy,” said Mayor Michael Pizzi.