LITHIA, FL (WFLA) – A Florida family woke up Wednesday morning to find an uninvited guest in their pool, a big alligator.
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A three-hour fight turned into quite the haul for four local alligator hunters.
Nick Naylor, John Booker, Kenny Way and Casey Shields caught and killed the 11-foot, 375-pound alligator in Blackwater Bay below Interstate 10.
They battled the alligator starting late Tuesday night and into the early morning Wednesday.
The animal was caught on a 40-pound test from a spinning reel on opening day of alligator hunting season.
Welp. So long big feller. Rest In Peace. Also, this is really bad news for anyone who was on team Angry Gator…
A Florida police officer can now add “alligator wrestler” to his resume after he wrangled a hissing gator from the front porch of a home during an encounter caught on video earlier this month.
Boynton Beach Police released bodycam footage Wednesday of Officer Alfredo Vargas responding to a call on July 10 from a resident complaining about an alligator laying outside his front door.
When Vargas arrived at the scene, police said he called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and learned it would take about 30 minutes for a trapper to arrive. The officer was then told the trapper would most likely kill the gator. Full Story »
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – A man is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a huge alligator.
A picture shows a 9-foot alligator being removed from a retention pond at Kings Highway and Suncoast Boulevard in Port Charlotte after the gator attacked a man who was in the pond around 10 o’clock Monday morning.
“It was reported that he had an injury to a lower extremity as well as possibly on his back side,” said Michael Davis, an EMS Deputy Chief with Charlotte County. Full Story »
Shaun Sparks, 33, and Christy Michelle Vincent, 27, both of Lakeland, face charges after trying to sell an alligator tail that Sparks had cut off. [Polk County Sheriff’s Office]A Lakeland man faces charges after he killed an alligator, cut off its tail and tried to sell the meat to neighbors, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
A licensed alligator trapper found the seven foot alligator with stab wounds to the head and missing its tail at Lake Parker on Sunday night.
During the FWC’s investigation, several witnesses said Shaun Edward Sparks, 33, of 1816 W. Lake Parker Dr. in Lakeland, had tried to sell them the alligator tail. Officers who arrived at Sparks’ house found the three-foot long appendage.
Sparks “spontaneously uttered that he stabbed the alligator with a large knife, then cut off its tail,” his arrest report said. Full Story »