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The price of the Labor Day weekend alligator hunt displayed at an SUV on I-95 in Brevard County

“YOU DON’T SEE THIS EVERY DAY”

In a “you don’t see this every day” moment, the prize for a successful Labor Day weekend alligator hunt was on display Saturday in the back of an SUV traveling on Interstate 95 just south of Melbourne. The image of Karen Kress, which can be seen above, has been picked up by the media, including ClickOrlando.com. (Image by Karen Kress)

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – In a “you don’t see this every day” moment, the prize for a successful Labor Day weekend alligator hunt was displayed in the back of an SUV driving on Interstate 95 just south of Melbourne on Saturday.

The image of Karen Kress, which can be seen above, has been picked up by the media, including ClickOrlando.com.

It was unclear from the image whether the alligator, which appeared to be around 7ft long, was alive or dead.

Florida alligator hunting season began August 15 and requires a statewide alligator hunting permit, which is a type of limited entry permit required to participate in the hunt. Statewide Alligator Harvesting Program.

The Statewide Alligator Hunt is a highly sought after limited entry hunt; there are often over 15,000 applicants applying for around 7,000 permits.

The American alligator is a conservation success story. Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population, estimated at 1.3 million alligators of all sizes.

Alligator conservation is a success story in Florida. The state’s alligator population is estimated at 1.3 million alligators of all sizes and has been stable for many years. The FWC compiled an annual report statewide recreational alligator harvest opportunity in 1988 which has been recognized as a model program for the sustainable use of a renewable natural resource.

In addition to providing license holders with a much-desired opportunity to experience alligator hunting in Florida, alligator meat is a delicious and healthy choice. Additionally, the hide can be tanned and made into leather products.

Each year, alligator management units are established with harvest quotas that provide recreational opportunities and maintain alligator populations at targeted levels. Recreational hunting is only part of the FWC’s overall approach to managing the alligator population.