On Tuesday, July 7, several American alligators were visible in the canal near mile marker 85 where the FWC held a press conference to discuss the July 1 arrest of a man found poaching alligator eggs. According to Ferraro, an average clutch of alligator eggs contains 35. Forty-nine-year-old Gerald R. Clemons had removed eggs from at least ten different nests, and had 133 eggs in his possession when arrested.

Photo by JENNIFER WHITNEY, Staff

On Tuesday, July 7, several American alligators were visible in the canal near mile marker 85 where the FWC held a press conference to discuss the July 1 arrest of a man found poaching alligator eggs. According to Ferraro, an average clutch of alligator eggs contains 35. Forty-nine-year-old Gerald R. Clemons had removed eggs from at least ten different nests, and had 133 eggs in his possession when arrested.

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