Jeff Gallasch lives in the area too. He also saw the same headless gators.
“It makes me nervous because I have to be more protective,” said Gallasch. “I have to wonder if someone will do that to my dogs or theirs dogs.”
FWC officers visited the neighborhood and confirmed it found two of the gators. However, because of how decomposed the bodies were, investigators say it was hard to tell exactly what happened or even if this was something criminal in nature.
FWC says it’s not necessarily illegal to cut off a gator’s head, but you must have a permit. You also must dispose of the carcass properly. Even with a permit, you’re only allowed two gators per season.
Hunters are supposed to tag and report the harvests. We did not see any tags on these gators.