Florida Fish and Wildlife Seek Two Men Who Dumped Injured Alligator at Manatee County Wawa

Anyone with information is urged to call FWC's Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-3922

(CLICKORLANDO.com) – Florida authorities are searching for two suspects after an injured alligator was dumped inside a Wawa store.

The Bradenton Herald quotes Manatee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dave Bristow as saying the department was alerted to the alligator around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Bristow said the department was told two people had dropped off a 3-foot alligator at the Lakewood Ranch convenience store.

Deputies alerted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which sent a trapper who removed the gator.

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