FISH AND WILDLIFE CONFIRM MULTIPLE ALLIGATORS LURKING IN DRAKES CREEK IN ALVATON KENTUCKY

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FISH AND WILDLIFE CONFIRM MULTIPLE ALLIGATORS LURKING IN DRAKES CREEK IN ALVATON KENTUCKY

Fish and Wildlife confirm multiple alligators lurking in drakes creek in Alvaton Kentucky

UPDATE, JUNE 29 2017– Fish and Wildlife Region 1 Manager Alan Peterson commented today on the many sightings of alligator coming in from kayakers of drakes Creek out of alvaton kentucky.

“Make no mistake – alligators are protected species in the state of Kentucky. Anyone who harms or kills an alligator in this state is subject to arrest, fines, court costs and jail time,” Peterson said.

Fish and Wildlife officer Ray Garton said that the freshwater alligators he spotted last night in drakes creek are no more than 9 feet long.

“It’s not big enough to hurt anything as long as their left alone,” he said.

Garton said authorities received information in April about multiple alligator that were being kept illegally as a pets, and these may be the one's now lurking in Drakes Creek in the small town of Alvaton Kentucky.

Garton said there are no plans to try to capture the freshwater gators.

“We’re going to monitor them,” he said. “It’s one of those that’s not causing a problem and it can help reduce the overpopulation of deer in the warren county area.”

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