Florida Fish and Wildlife Officers Take Down Alligator Poaching Suspect After Obvious Clues
By Florida Fish and Wildlife // May 9, 2016
Man was cited for the violation
LOXAHATCHEE, FLORIDA – 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