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Game Wardens Investigate Alligator Death in Bell County

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Posted at 9:09 PM, May 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-06 22:15:00-04

Texas Game Wardens are currently investigating the death of a massive 11-foot alligator from the river above Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir.

According to the Texas Parks &Wildlife Department, alligators have been in the Lampasas River above Stillhouse Hollow Lake for many years. The agency has not received any reports of dangerous interactions between the public and local livestock.

Under state law, an alligator hunter must be licensed and have permission from the adjacent landowner. In addition, the hunter must buy a tag upon harvest of the alligator.

The alligator must be hunted during April 1 and June 30, which is the open hunting season.

If you have any information about this incident, you can call 1-800-792-GAME or 512-389-4848.