Florida alligator found shot with two arrows in its side
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Crime Stoppers is looking for information on an animal cruelty case where an alligator was found shot with two arrows on the side of its body.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office responded to a call on Tuesday about a large injured alligator in the pond behind a residence on Oak Hill Loop in Fort Myers.
"The gator had two arrows impaled into its side and a rope wrapped around the gators snout and webbed feet," Crime Stoppers wrote on Twitter.
The gator was reportedly safely removed from the pond by deputies and officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and was transferred alive to a farm.
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Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS. Alligator hunting season runs from August 15 to November 1 and requires a special permit from the state. Residents can report nuisance alligators at 866-FWC-GATOR.