Florida officials seek information after 11-foot alligator shot with arrows

Authorities seek answers after finding 11-foot alligator shot with arrows

Florida officials are seeking information after an 11-foot alligator was injured by two arrows in a Fort Myers pond.

The injured reptile, which measured 11 feet, 3 inches, was reported to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office shortly before 5 p.m. April 28, the Fort Myers News-Press reported.

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The alligator was in a pond near a resident and had two arrows impaled in its head and side. A rope was wrapped around its snout and feet, the newspaper reported.

Deputies and officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission helped a contracted alligator trapper remove the reptile. The reptile was alive and was transferred to an alligator farm, the News-Press reported.

The FWC is investigating the case.

An alligator was found in a Florida pond with two arrows in its body, officials said.
An alligator was found in a Florida pond with two arrows in its body, officials said. (Bernard P. Friel/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)