FWC continues investigation of gator taking

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 09:43 AM.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission continued to investigate this week the legality of the taking of as many as two alligators from Lake Wimico.

Lt. Stan Kirkland said Tuesday that the investigation is ongoing and the agency will release full details as the investigation comes to a conclusion.

“We’ve got some people working on it,” Kirkland said.

The event occurred sometime in the past three weeks to a month, Kirkland said.

“We are taking this seriously,” Kirkland said.

The complaint is focused on whether and how the gators were taken.

The recreational season for alligator harvest – for which the state issues more than 3,000 permits annually, Kirkland said – was not open when the event occurred, Kirkland said.

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