Game wardens in Central Texas are trying to determine who killed an 11-foot alligator along the Lampasas River.
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on Thursday announced the investigation in an area above the Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir, near Belton.
Authorities did not immediately provide additional information on when or how the alligator died or details on the carcass.
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Texas law requires alligator hunters to be licensed, have permission from the landowner and secure a tag purchased upon harvest of the animal. The alligator must be hunted during open season for the area, running April through June.
TPWD officials say anyone with information on the slain alligator can contact Operation Game Thief officials at 1-800-792-GAME. Callers can remain anonymous.