Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation seeks alligator trappers for St. Lucie County

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. -- Need a job? How about becoming an alligator trapper?

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is seeking nuisance alligator trappers in St. Lucie County.

Applicants must have a clean criminal history, no fish or wildlife law violations, a valid working email address and they must reside in St. Lucie County, according to FWC.

The agency says most nuisance alligators are killed, not relocated. The general public cannot legally kill, capture or relocate nuisance alligators.

The state estimates there are approximately 1.3 million wild alligators in Florida.

The commission is accepting applications until Friday, Feb. 10.

To learn about the requirements for becoming a nuisance alligator trapper or to apply online, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator and click on " Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program ."

For more information, email FWCGator@MyFWC.com .

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