FWC needs nuisance alligator trappers in Pinellas County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) says it needs alligator trappers in Pinellas County.

FWC is taking applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers in the Bay Area. 

When someone concerned about an alligator calls the Nuisance Alligator Hotline, the FWC will dispatch one of its contracted nuisance alligator trappers to resolve the situation.

To learn more about becoming a contracted nuisance alligator trapper and to apply online, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator and click on “Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program.” 

Applicants must pass a criminal history check, have no fish or wildlife law violations, and possess a valid, working email address. Applications must be received by May 29. For more information, email FWCGator@MyFWC.com.

People with concerns about an alligator should call FWC’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (392-4286).

The FWC also works to keep Floridians and visitors informed, including providing advice about Living with Alligators.