Florida Fish and Wildlife Officers Cite Offenders For Fishing and Hunting Violations

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SUSPECT CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY SELLING PYTHONS

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The following report highlights some cases the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission handled in Brevard County over the past week but does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following report highlights some cases the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission handled in Brevard County over the past week but does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Fish and Wildlife Investigator Cogburn received information about an individual advertising python for sale online.

The suspect associated with the ad did not have a license to exhibit or sell the pythons.

Investigator Cogburn contacted the seller and found him in possession of multiple pythons which he advertised for sale. The seller was educated on how to obtain a license and charges were filed accordingly.

Officer Miller worked land patrol at Christenson’s boat ramp near Grant.

During a fisheries inspection, three undersized mutton snapper were discovered in a live well.

The fish measured 11-inches, 11.5-inches and 12-inches respectively. The man was given a notice to appear in court for the possession of undersized mutton snapper.

Lieutenant Davis was on State Road 520 when he saw a car pulled over on the shoulder and the driver was wiping off the rear bumper.

Lieutenant Davis found blood on the ground and the bumper and called Officer Marroquin to assist. Once Officer Marroquin arrived, the subject admitted that a deer was in the trunk.

The subject opened the trunk to reveal an 8-point velvet buck. The operator’s passenger admitted to shooting the deer. Both subjects were issued notices to appear for the violation.

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