Hernando, Florida-- Fish and Wildlife officers report as many as 8 alligators are missing after a total of 17 escaped under a fence from a gator farm in Citrus County.
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The farm is located just a few hundred feet from the Fairview Estates neighborhood in the city of Hernando. Residents there were told to be on guard for unexpected gator sightings.
The owner of the farm was charged with not properly caring for the alligators and voluntarily gave up his license. It's believed the alligators are likely hungry and in need of water and may take refuge in neighborhood swimming pools, since there are no nearby ponds or lakes in the immediate area.
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