Florida Fish and Wildlife Officers Take Down Alligator Poaching Suspect After Obvious Clues

By  //  May 9, 2016

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Delicious Digg This Stumble This

Man was cited for the violation

FWC-Alligator-Poaching-Suspect-580-2

Officers Luis Merizio and Casey Schroer stopped a truck to check for their day-use pass in a Wildlife Management Area when they noticed something unusual. (FWC Image)

An alligator foot in the dashboard!

Officers Luis Merizio and Casey Schroer stopped a truck to check for their day-use pass in a Wildlife Management Area when they noticed something unusual.

Scattered throughout the cab of the truck were alligator parts… including the alligator foot in the dashboard of the truck!

The driver told our officers that the parts were from an alligator he hunted a few years ago, but our officers could smell that the alligator had been taken recently.

After reading him his rights, the man confessed to killing the alligator just a few days ago without a permit, and he was cited for the violation.

Think someone has taken or is in possession of an alligator illegally? Call our Wildlife Alert Hotline 888-404-FWCC (3922) or text/email Tip@MyFWC.com


Click here to contribute your news or announcements Free