Alligator Trappers

Until Oct. 21, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is taking in applications to contract with nuisance alligator trappers for Citrus County. 

State wildlife officials are looking for alligator trappers to help out with troublesome gators in Citrus County.

Until Oct. 21, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is accepting applications to contract with nuisance alligator trappers in the county, according to FWC.

To learn more about becoming a contracted alligator trapper for FWC and to fill out an application online, visit tinyurl.com/yxdwcfm7.

Applicants must pass a criminal background check, have no history of fish and wildlife law violations and must have a working email address.

Alligator trappers respond to complaints reported to FWC’s Nuisance Alligator Hotline about alligators that pose threats to people, pets or properties.

People with alligator concerns can call FWC’s toll-free hotline at 866-392-4286.

For on alligators, FWC’s alligator management program and on how to best live alongside the reptile, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator or email inquiries to FWCGator@MyFWC.com.

Contact Chronicle reporter Buster Thompson at 352-564-2916 or bthompson@chronicleonline.com.

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