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Nuisance alligator trapper applicants needed for Lake, Sumter, St. Johns counties

News Release

Monday, April 25, 2011

Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for nuisance alligator trappers in Lake, Sumter and St. Johns counties. Trappers are needed in Lake County north of State Road 470/48; in Sumter County in the area east of Interstate 75 and north of County Road 470; and in St. Johns County south of CR 214, including all of Anastasia Island.

Visit to learn about the requirements or to apply online.

The closing date for applications is Monday, May 9. Applicants must have a clean criminal history and no fish or wildlife law violations. For more information, call Melanie Brown at 863-462-5195 or email

FWC Facts:
The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is the official state reptile of Florida.

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