Alligators with their heads cut off mysteriously discovered in Florida

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Mysterious Alligator Beheadings in Florida

It's alligator hunting season in Florida, but it appears some people might be taking the hunting to an extreme.

WPTV reported that residents in Loxahatchee Groves recently discovered three alligators that had been beheaded.

"It's reprehensible. I don't understand how people could do this," resident Amy Best told WPTV.

The bodies of the alligators were discovered floating in a canal near Best's home; the third was found stuffed in a nearby container of some kind.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now investigating the discovery, but there's not a whole lot to go on.

It's perfectly legal for Florida residents to kill alligators this time of year, as long as they have a hunting permit. But hunters are limited to killing only two alligators a year.

They are also required to tag the alligator's tail and dispose of the body, but WPTV's Alyssa Hyman reports she didn't spot any tags on the three discovered in Loxahatchee Groves.

Finally, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission requires hunters to report all alligator harvests they make.

Best doesn't think a hunter is behind the beheadings.

"They wasted the skin, which is the most valuable part, and then the meat," Best said.

Currently, Fish and Wildlife officials don't know if anything criminal took place in regards to the alligator beheadings. Florida's alligator hunting season officially ends Nov. 1.

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An alligator thrashes in a lagoon in a golf course as it is hooked by a trapper to relocate it to a more natural environment in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 19, 2016.

(REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

Alligator trapper Mark Whitmire prepares an alligator he caught in a lagoon on a golf course to relocate it to a more natural environment in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 19, 2016.

(REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

An alligator floats on the surface of the water in a lagoon in a golf course before a trapper caught it to relocate it to a more natural environment in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 19, 2016.

(REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

An alligator swims at Myakka River State Park outside of Sarasota, Florida on December 30, 2016. The park is a small preserve of rare protected habitat along Florida's Gulf Coast, a region that has seen intense development and population growth over the last decade, and preserves both endangered Florida dry prairie and wetlands along the banks of the alligator filled Myakka River.

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An alligator has its mouth taped shut and is held down after it was caught by a trapper to relocate it to a more natural environment in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 19, 2016.

(REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

A captive alligator is pictured as it rains in Oviedo, Florida, U.S., June 18, 2016.

(REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

An alligator floats on the surface of the water in a lagoon in a golf course before a trapper caught it to relocate it to a more natural environment in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 19, 2016.

(REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

Alligator trapper Mark Whitmire traps an alligator in a lagoon on golf course to relocate it to a more natural environment in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 19, 2016.

(REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

Ryan Moore of the U.S. is reflected in a pond on the island green 17th hole as an alligator swims past during second round play of the Tournament Players Championship PGA golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida May 7, 2010.

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An alligator as seen during a preview round for The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa - Champion Course on February 23, 2016 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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A large Aligator and some geese beside a lake on the course during the pro-am as a preview for the 2016 Honda Classic held on the PGA National Course at the PGA National Resort and Spa on February 24, 2016 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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An alligator has its mouth taped closed after being caught in a lagoon in a golf course by a trapper to relocate it to a more natural environment in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 19, 2016.

(REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

An alligator swims in the waters at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida on 21 April 2016. Spring is nesting season in South Florida and over 140 species of birds have been spotted in the wetlands.

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