17 Alligators Escape Florida Farm
Hernando Alligator Farm in Citrus County Florida felt a little empty after 17 of their reptile residents escaped. A hole was dug under the fence and 17 alligators managed to get out. The residents in close proximity were warned of the escape, and so far 9 have been recovered.
Residents of Fairview Estates aren't pleased about the situation. They will continue keeping their eyes open for the gators, as that is all they can do in a situation like this. Florida Fish and Wildlife said the owner does have a permit, and just passed inspection in February. The alligator owner has been cited for maintaining wildlife in an unsafe or unsanitary condition. That's a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500 or up to 60 days in jail. From CFNEWS13.com.