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$6,500 reward offered for info in shooting of 2 alligators

By The Associated Press

This article was published April 9, 2014 at 12:14 p.m.

TEXARKANA — State and federal agencies are offering a $6,500 reward for information leading to those who shot and killed two alligators in the Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arkansas.

Authorities say one alligator was shot in March and the second was killed and decapitated last Saturday.

Refuge manager Paul Gideon told the Texarkana Gazette that it appears "someone doesn't like alligators."

Nicole Paquette with the Humane Society of the United States noted that alligators are protected as a threatened species under state and federal law.

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for killing the alligators is offered by the Humane Society, the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

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LR1955 says... April 9, 2014 at 1:40 p.m.

Last hunting permits in AR were issued in Fall 2013.
Alligator Hunt Permit
The American alligator's range extends through the southern half of Arkansas. Extensive monitoring and management for the species has enabled the AGFC to offer limited alligator hunts in early fall.

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Packman says... April 9, 2014 at 1:43 p.m.

Sounds like someone's poodle turned into gator bait. Chomp, chomp. chomp.

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HM2 says... April 9, 2014 at 7:43 p.m.

No surferduuuude; someones poodle turned into gator "chow" chomp chomp

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