Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials say the deadline to apply for an alligator hunting license is approaching. Department spokeswoman Melissa Cumming says 850 applicants will be selected for the 2013 alligator hunting season, which runs from Sept. 7 to Oct. 6.
Georgia's Supreme Court has ruled against the family of a woman killed in a two-thousand-seven alligator attack. Eighty-three year-old Gwenyth Williams bled to death after an alligator bit her in a private island community near Savannah. Her family blamed the community, The Landings, for not doing a better job removing alligators.
The Georgia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Monday in a case involving a woman found dead in a lagoon that was home to an eight-foot alligator in a subdivision near Savannah. The woman’s heirs claim The Landings Association should have taken steps to remove the gator.
Georgia's annual alligator hunt could be restricted or expanded based on where the animals live. For the first time, state wildlife officials say, they want to split the annual hunt quota into zones. The total number of alligators taken could go up from 700 to 850.