The alligator had become ensnared in a device set in Lake Parker by a licensed trapper. Police say a passerby killed it, severed its tail and then he and his girlfriend tried to sell the meat door-to-door to nearby residents.

AND IN OTHER GATOR NEWS: Trappers caught an alligator that had been seen on video crossing Sleepy Hill Road, igniting a Facebook debate (link) on its fate, News Channel 8 reports.

Source: Fox 13 News

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