Horse head and headless alligator found in Collier County Canal

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– A beheaded horse and a crocodile were both found floating in a canal in the Picayune Strand State Forest.

Neighbors said the dead alligator was first found completely intact two weeks ago along 62nd Avenue Southeast, near Miller Avenue. Two days later its head disappeared.

One local said his dad informed the State Park about it.

“At first I really thought it was a wild boar and on closer inspection I thought it was definitely a horse,” said John McMillan after he discovered an animal body at the end of a canal less than a quarter of a mile away.

McMillan has reached out to FWC.

“There are horses that are slaughtered for their meat and I would hate to let this happen,” he said.

The incident has upset some residents.

“This is a bit worrisome because now I’m going to set up the camera,” said Steve Miller, “I hope you get caught. That’s all I know… I hope you get caught. ”

NBC2 asked the Collier County Sheriff’s Office if it recently received a report of a horse missing in the area. The FWC was also asked if an investigation was underway. Both agencies did not respond. Horse head and headless alligator found in Collier County Canal

Tom Vazquez

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