Headless gator found in Florida

Witness says chain saw likely used to decapitate animal

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SARASOTA, Fla. – Florida wildlife investigators want to know what happened to an alligator found without its head on the side of a roadway.

The gator was spotted Monday by Kimberly Kukich, who was driving to her parents' home in Sarasota. As she got closer to the large gator, she saw its head was missing.

Kukich said in a Facebook post that it looks like someone used a chain saw to cut the gator's head off.

Now, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is on the case. It's illegal to possess alligator parts without proper permits.

Investigators told ABC 7 that the gator was likely hit by a vehicle and its head was removed later.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the wildlife agency.

I hope the news media outlets in Florida can remind people of the rules and the time of year that we can hunt gators in a humane way. I do believe this was a trophy kill for the head. News outlets I can’t talk until after 4 EST today. Please leave me a message in messenger. Thx you Kimberly K

Posted by Kimberly Kukich on Tuesday, October 1, 2019