There is an Alligator in our Pond

Alligators are a natural part of our environment, and you will see them from time to time in our ponds.

The RCPOA is not allowed to shoot, capture or remove them, and the City of Fairhope Animal Control has refused to remove them.

The State Conservation Officer determines the removal of an alligator, and it is based on several criteria including size, threat assessment, and disposition. It is unlikely that Alabama's Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries will take any action for an alligator that is less than four feet long.

Typically, alligators do not remain long in our ponds, because they outgrow the pond's food supply.

The courtship between alligators starts in early April, while mating season begins in May and goes through June. During the mating season, the older adults push the young ones out of the nest which makes them more visible during the summer time.

It is always wise to take precautions and keep your eyes open for any alligator activity. Please keep an eye on young children and do not let them roam alone near the ponds. And never feed them. Once they learn food comes from humans, they will go after pets and small children and they will have to be killed.

Mailing List

We have a homeowner's mailing list. It is maintained by our property management company. If you are not receiving our emails, then please contact us to join the mailing list and get up-to-date information about what's happening in our community. You can reach our property management company by phone or you can email them at

Mailing Address

Rock Creek Property Owners Association
c/o White Larkspur Management
28850 US 98, Suite 107, Daphne, AL 36526
Phone: (251) 398-1420