Alligator has to be euthanized after it was tortured in Florida

Alligator tortured in Florida
Posted at 4:51 AM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 09:24:26-04

Detectives are asking for the public’s help to track down those responsible for torturing an alligator and vandalizing a business in Florida.

It happened at Del Monte Foods in Indiantown.


The sheriff's office says the 4-foot alligator had to be euthanized because of its injuries.

The sheriff's office says someone gouged its eyes out with a blunt object, which left the gator blind. The reptile also had cut marks on its back.

Deputies say the attackers vandalized Del Monte Foods before attacking the reptile they found on the property.

They say the suspects wrote graffiti, flooded the entryway and damaged equipment.

The Martin County Sheriff's Agricultural Crimes unit is handling this investigation.

Give them a call if you know anything about this crime or send the sheriff's office a private message on Facebook.