Illegal alligators seized in McCracken County

Published: Mar. 28, 2021 at 10:23 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 28, 2021 at 10:34 PM EDT
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PADUCAH, Ky. (WKYT) - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife seized two alligators from a McCracken County home on Thursday, March 26.

The department said a 55-year-old Paducah man admitted to having the alligators and showed the animals to conservation officers when they visited the home.

Alligators and caimans are considered inherently dangerous wildlife. It is illegal to import or possess them.

Conservation officers seized two five-feet long alligators. They took the animals to the Kentucky Reptile Zoo in Slade.

The man is charged with two counts of propagation and holding of wildlife without a permit. Each count carries a punishment of up to a $500 fine.

ILLEGAL ALLIGATORS SEIZED BY CONSERVATION OFFICERS Acting on a tip, conservation officers with the Kentucky Department...

Posted by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources on Sunday, March 28, 2021

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