Tag Archives: alligators

Fish and wildlife officials expand hours for alligator hunt

More than 1.3 million alligators live in Florida.  Next Monday the official state alligator hunting season begins at 5 p.m.  Nearly 7,000 permits have gone out to people who want to try their luck at hunting the reptile.  Donna Green-Townsend talked with the Coordinator for the Alligator Management Program for the Florida …

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Tips to avoid alligator encounters

More than one million alligators currently live in Florida. During the summer months, many visitors to waterways and state parks find themselves in close encounters with gators…..often times ending in tragic results. Harry Dutton is the Alligator Management Coordinator for the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Dutton talked …

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Gators escape alligator farm in Citrus County

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials say 17 alligators escaped from an alligator farm in Hernando in Citrus County. FWC Investigator, Jim Smith, received a call from the local nuisance-alligator trapper saying his agent had captured eighy 4-to-6-foot alligators over four days in a housing development with no nearby …

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Remembering the "Alligator Man" Harold Nugent

Services were held yesterday for Harold Nugent at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville. Mr. Nugent was better known as the “Alligator Man” to the thousands of school children he visited around the state as part of a joint effort with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to teach kids …

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