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Information needed to solve gator killing

News Release

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

On June 19, someone killed a big alligator in St. Andrews State Park and removed the tail. The gator was one of several that lived in Gator Lake and surrounding marshes. Thus far, efforts to solve the crime have been unsuccessful.

Now, a reward is being offered in the case through Florida’s Wildlife Alert Reward Association. The Wildlife Alert number is 888-404-3922. People can also send information via text message to Most cell phones allow users to text directly to an email address. Standard usage fees may apply.

Rewards range from $25 up to $1,000, and anyone who provides information can remain anonymous.  

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Mike Goodwin said the gator was approximately 10 feet long and had been photographed numerous times by park visitors.

He urged anyone with information about the case to contact the Wildlife Alert hotline.

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