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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 20, 2011
Location: Hernando, Florida

Animal: Alligator
Animal Disposition: unknown

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Hernando Alligator Farm

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Reptile

Summary: 17 alligators escaped from a farm by digging under a fence. Nine were later captured, but 8 still remain missing. The case is under investigation by Florida Fish and Wildlife officials and neighborhood residents are told to be on the lookout. The owner of the alligator farm has been cited for maintaining wildlife in an unsafe or unsanitary condition, a second degree misdemeanor.

Source: BayNews9.com, wtsp.com

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