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Teen accused of 2nd gator season violation

3 years ago May 28, 2012 May 28, 2012 Monday, May 28 2012 Monday, May 28, 2012 2:34:15 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

OBERLIN, La. - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says an 18-year-old Basile man who is awaiting trial for allegedly possessing an alligator out of season has been arrested a second time on the same charge.

Spokesman Adam Einck says an agent allegedly saw Michael R. Gaspard load a 5-foot alligator caught on the Calcasieu River into the extended cab of a truck on May 21, and found it behind the front seat with the hook and line still in its mouth.

Einck says Gaspard and a 15-year-old allegedly admitted catching it.

He says that when Senior Agent Wendel Vaughn checked Gaspard's record, he found that he was scheduled for trial in July for a citation in January.

Louisiana has a 30-day gator season in the fall.

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