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PETA now offering up to $5,000 for information on impaled alligator found in Fort Myers

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Posted at 2:38 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 14:38:31-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — PETA is now offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for impaling an alligator.

People living on Oak Hill Loop in Fort Myers found an 11-foot gator with its snout roped shut and arrows sticking out of its side.

The Lee County Sheriffs Office was called to investigate but currently has no leads.

"Someone shot this alligator twice in the neck, tied the animal up, and left him or her to suffer and die," says PETA Vice President Colleen O'Brien. "PETA urges anyone with information to come forward immediately so that the abuser can be held accountable and stopped from hurting anyone else."

Please call Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers if you have any information regarding this incident at 1-800-780-TIPS.