'Deep Hole' is where the gators gather at Myakka River State Park

- Alligators are gathered near a sinkhole at lower Myakka Lake in Sarasota in a scene that has never been more Florida. 

The alligators are near what's called the 'Deep Hole' sinkhole, which is a 200-foot-wide, 130- to 140-foot-deep pool that has become a known gathering place for alligators.

Dozens of alligators and a few vultures lined the banks and dozens more were in the water as SkyFOX flew over it Tuesday. Some observers have reported seeing hundreds of gators lining the banks of the sinkhole, though no reason has been offered yet about why they gather there.

This has become one of the best gator-watching spots in the park, and even in the state. 

LINK: More information about the Myakka River State Park

More stories about alligators:

WATCH: Massive gator saunters across path at Polk County reserve

Meet 'Pearl,' the rare albino alligator at Gatorland

Gargantuan alligator is big draw after viral video

VIDEO: Burmese python fights alligator in Big Cypress swamp

Alligator swims peacefully with manatees at Blue Spring

Orange alligator appears in SC neighborhood pond

Golfer fights off 10-foot alligator with 'solid, heavy' putter

Rambo the alligator allowed to stay with owner in Lakeland home

Man on chemo pulls eagle from gator's mouth

WATCH: Gator jumps into vacationer's boat during Facebook Live

Lakeland gators especially active during mating season

Up Next:


Up Next

  • 'Deep Hole' is where the gators gather at Myakka River State Park
  • ATM machine stolen from adult entertainment club, deputies say
  • Retailers, shoppers getting ready for Black Friday
  • Winter Haven police warn of fake lottery scam
  • Suspicious death investigation underway in Brooksville
  • Clearwater woman wins $2 million from scratchoff
  • Mother, 2 children hit while crosing Dale Mabry Hwy.
  • Lakeland bakery working overtime to fulfill cruffin cravings
  • LaFountain making best of second chance at life
  • Metro Ministries makes Thanksgiving special for families