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Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for St. Johns County

News Release

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Media contact: Tammy Sapp, 850-228-1353

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers in western St Johns County (west of U.S. 1, north of County Road 214).

Applicants must pass a criminal history check, have no fish or wildlife law violations, and possess a valid, working email address.

To learn more about becoming a contracted nuisance alligator trapper and to apply online, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator and click on “Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program.” Applications must be received by Thursday, Sept. 27. For more information, email FWCGator@MyFWC.com.

The FWC places the highest priority on public safety. Its Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program addresses complaints concerning specific alligators believed to pose a threat to people, pets or property. People with concerns about an alligator should call FWC’s toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286). When someone concerned about an alligator calls the Nuisance Alligator Hotline, the FWC will dispatch one of its contracted nuisance alligator trappers to resolve the situation. The FWC also works diligently to keep Floridians and visitors informed, including providing advice about Living with Alligators.



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