Four Alligator Carcasses Found with Tails Cut Off

By: News Release
By: News Release

A sworn law enforcement officer with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office found four alligator carcasses while he was fishing at Alaqua Creek off Highway 20 last weekend.

The deputy noted that the four alligators had their tails cut off and upon closer examination they were shot in the head. The Sheriff’s Office along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to report any information they may have about the incident to FWC at 1.888.404.3922.

Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward of UP TO $1,000 is asked to call Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at, text “TIP214 plus your tip” to 274637(CRIMES) or send a mobile tip using our new “Tipsubmit Mobile” application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads, and Droids.

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