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Baby gator found with head & tail cut off in Cape Coral


CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Neighbors in North West Cape Coral found a baby gator floating in the canal with its head and tail cut off.

The man who found it said it didn’t look like the gator was attacked by another animal. It looked like the gator was cut with a sharp object like a knife.

People who live along the canal said they always enjoyed seeing the small gator roaming around outside. Seeing it with its head and tail cut off on Friday afternoon was a disturbing sight for many.

Florida’s statewide alligator harvest season runs from August 15th to November 1st every year for those who have the proper permits.

Those caught illegally killing an alligator could face a third-degree felony.

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