플로리다 어류 및 야생 동물 보호위원회 (FWC) 경찰은 State Road 근처에서 발견 된 악어에 대한보고에 응답했습니다. 62 매너 티 카운티. 악어는 발견되었을 때 크게 분해되었습니다..
FWC officers are now investigating what happened to the alligator, 여우 13 News reported.
“We thought the worst,” Heather Morneau, who found the alligator’s body, 콘센트에 말했다. “We thought that someone had chopped off its head. We were trying to figure out if someone would do that.”
Morneau also said it looked like there were bullet holes in the animal’s body, according to Newsweek.
FWC said that if someone killed the alligator without a license or took its head as a trophy, they could face criminal charges.
Florida allows a statewide harvest from Aug. 15 to Nov. 1 every year – as long as the hunter has a proper permit; otherwise, the hunter faces a third-degree felony charge, WFLA reported.
Another possible charge would be the dumping of debris over 15 파운드, which is a first-degree misdemeanor, and possession of parts without a permit.
The FWC has asked anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.