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The 2006 Florida Statutes

Title XXVIII
NATURAL RESOURCES; CONSERVATION, RECLAMATION, AND USE
Chapter 372
WILDLIFE
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Section 372.667, Florida Statutes 2006

372.667  Feeding or enticement of alligators or crocodiles unlawful; penalty.--

(1)  No person shall intentionally feed, or entice with feed, any wild American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) or American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus). However, the provisions of this section shall not apply to:

(a)  Those persons feeding alligators or crocodiles maintained in protected captivity for educational, scientific, commercial, or recreational purposes.

(b)  Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission personnel, persons licensed or otherwise authorized by the commission, or county or municipal animal control personnel when relocating alligators or crocodiles by baiting or enticement.

(2)  For the purposes of this section, the term "maintained in protected captivity" means held in captivity under a permit issued by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission pursuant to s. 372.921 or s. 372.922.

(3)  Any person who violates this section commits a Level Two violation under s. 372.83.

History.--s. 1, ch. 78-101; s. 55, ch. 91-224; s. 147, ch. 99-245; s. 26, ch. 2006-304.