Nuisance alligator trapper applicants wanted in Broward County

Applications open through Aug. 4

By Alexandra Fruin - Producer
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BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers to work in Broward County.

Applicants for the county chapter of the Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program must live in Broward County, have a clean criminal history and a working email address.

More information about how to apply is available by clicking here. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 4. 

Nuisance alligators are described by FWC as alligators at least four feet in length that are believed to pose a threat to people, pets or property. Alligators smaller than that size are not large enough to be dangerous unless handled. 

SNAP trappers will be dispatched to remove alligators and relocate them to other areas. In 2013, SNAP received 14,915 nuisance alligator complaints -- resulting in the removal of 8,053 nuisance alligators.

More than a million alligators live across Florida's 67 counties. 

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