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  • FWC officers find alligator foot in dashboard, issue citation

    FWC officers find alligator foot in dashboard, issue citation

    A severed alligator foot poking out from the dashboard of a truck led Florida Fish and Wildlife officials to cite a man who was hunting illegally, the agency said. Officers Luis Merizio and Casey Schroer were checking the unnamed man's truck for a pass at the Corbett Wildlife Management Area in...

  • Man hospitalized with minor injury after bitten by gator in Lake County

    Man hospitalized with minor injury after bitten by gator in Lake County

    A man was taken to the hospital after an alligator bit him on the thumb in the Montverde area Saturday, Lake County Fire Rescue said. The man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment about 9 p.m., said Assistant Chief Charles Johnson. The gator was gone by the time first responders...

  • Man accused of throwing live gator through Wendy's drive-thru in court today

    Man accused of throwing live gator through Wendy's drive-thru in court today

    The Jupiter man accused of throwing a live alligator through a drive-thru window is scheduled to appear in court today, WPTV reports.  Joshua James, 24, was charged in February on an aggravated assault charge for the gator-throwing incident, which happened in October at a Loxahatchee Wendy's restaurant....

  • Sunbathing gator caught on Florida beach

    Sunbathing gator caught on Florida beach

    A Thursday morning beach trip quickly took a turn for the worse when a 150-pound alligator decided to sun itself with the rest of Fort Myers Beach sunbathers.  The 7.5-foot gator was first sighted around 10 a.m., according to a report from the Fort Myers News-Press. First believed to be some sort...

  • Video shows alligator eating smaller gator in Lakeland

    Video shows alligator eating smaller gator in Lakeland

    Alligator cannibalism: that's what photographers in Lakeland caught on camera at the Circle B Bar Reserve. According to Fox 13 in Tampa, photographer Octavia Heart was looking for Ospreys on April 10 when she saw a large gator chompping down on a smaller gator on Marsh Rabbit Run.  Heart watched...

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