Just got a phone call from my mother to tell me that they just removed a ten foot alligator from the pond next to our vacation house, where she's spending the winter. That's not surprising. It is South Florida, after all. But what does surprise me is that they also found two four foot alligators, but won't remove them. She says they told her that the law says they can't be removed until they reach six feet. Personally, I don't believe there's any such law. I believe the HOA is just too cheap to have them removed. Has anybody in Florida ever heard of this alleged law? I grew up in L.A., where gators are common and, if you swim at all, you're likely swimming with them, even if you don't realize it. But, as far as I know, they could be removed any time.