FORT WORTH – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has charged two men in the illegal shooting of an alligator found dead in the Trinity River earlier this month.
Patrick Miller, 34, was cited for illegally hunting and not having a hunting license.
Kenyon Ivory, 31, was charged for having an unregistered vessel and not having enough flotation devices.
The department will also seek restitution of $5,300 from Miller.
The 11-foot long alligator was pulled from the water between Lake Worth and eagle Mountain Lake near Fort Worth Nature Center.
It is illegal to hunt reptiles, but not on public land.