Mutilated alligators prompt FWC investigation

- Florida Fish and Wildlife officials have opened an investigation in Myakka City after two young alligators were found dead. 

A driver found the dead wildlife as she was driving along Wauchula Road on Sunday morning. The two juvenile gators were found on the side of the street with their tails cut off.

FWC says they are investigating the matter and will keep the gators in their possession to determine if a crime was committed.  

In the state of Florida, it is a felony to injure or kill an alligator, unless you have a trapping license or a harvesting tag. It's also a felony to capture and keep an alligator or its eggs, unless you have a license. 

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