Dead gators found in Bradenton may have been harvested


MANATEE COUNTY – Two alligators found dead in a Bradenton pond may have been harvested for meat.
Deputies are looking into the animals’ cause of death.

The dead gators were found Tuesday in a pond in the Fountain Lakes Condominium community.
According to the report, the gators were in a state of decomposition.
A spokesperson for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said they had not been made aware of the incident, and were not currently investigating.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s office.

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Lynden Blake
Lynden Blake is an Auburn University graduate with a degree in journalism. As an aspiring sportscaster she has worked in many media outlets. She’s currently a news and sports reporter for Suncoast News Network in Sarasota, Florida. Previously she interned for Fox Sports Florida where she worked with the production team during Tampa Bay Rays games and freelanced for covering the Miami Heat during the 2015 NBA Summer League. She shadowed at WRBL News 3 in Columbus, Ga. her last semester in Auburn. Previously, she was a staff writer for Tallapoosa Publishers Inc. and did many television and radio gigs for Sportz Blitz and AHSAA Radio Network. As a Tigerette at Auburn she hosted the nation’s top football prospects on game-day visits and official visits during the off season. She has always had passion for sports as she was a three-sport athlete in high school playing softball and basketball and cheering for Benjamin Russell High School.