By Associated Press - Friday, November 1, 2019

STUART, Fla. (AP) - A mutilated, dead alligator has been found in Florida, the second in less than a month.

The most recent discovery came when a kayaker spotted the carcass near a boat ramp in Stuart on Thursday. That’s on Florida’s east coast.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the gator was missing its head, tail and most of its limbs, possibly evidence of poaching since most of an alligator’s meat is in the tail.

On Oct. 1, a woman driving to her parents’ home in Sarasota on Florida’s Gulf Coast discovered a headless alligator along the side of a road.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says anyone with information about wildlife crimes can call the agency at 888-404-3922.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel,

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