Reward offered in case of gator found with eyes, snout taped shut

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Gatorland is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the person who taped shut an alligator’s eyes and snout, leaving it for dead.

Officials say the gator was found last month by two people near the Wekiwa River in Seminole County. They informed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The agency is continuing to investigate.

It is a felony to kill, capture or possess an alligator in Florida.