Man arrested, accused of hunting gopher tortoises

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jamu site de relacionamento Nathaniel Harris will be 80 years old in a few weeks. Tuesday night, he spent the night in jail.

100 hand free video poker Harris said he was hungry. The problem is, he wanted to eat two gopher tortoises he had just dug out of the ground.

Tesistán can you buy ivermectin in uk An officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) put handcuffs on Harris and took him to the Lake County Jail on a charge of possession of a threatened species. Under Florida law, it’s illegal to threaten, harass or kill the reptiles.

Lytham St Annes namoro e amizade em ingles Harris was released Wednesday after a judge determined that the punishment should be one day in jail, and closed the case.

kungsängen par söker man Chad Weber of the FWC told WESH 2 News, « We don’t encourage you to go and take gopher tortoises just because you’re hungry. »

Weber said Harris was using a pole with a hook on it to drag tortoises from their burrows near highways 44 and 46-A in Sorrento.

« It could be a piece of metal attached to a wooden stake, to pull gopher tortoises out of their burrows. And that was the statement that he gave us, that he was catching them to eat them, » Weber added.

Harris listed his address on West Division Street in DeLand, but when we went there, a woman who lives in the home said Harris sometimes visits, but does not live there.

Residents who live near the place where Harris was arrested are angry about his actions.

« I think they better go find something else to eat, » said Mary Manner, who has lived in Sorrento for 25 years. « Well, there’s a law! I think if that’s the law, they should follow the law. »

The State Attorney’s Office in Lake County told WESH 2 News Harris has no other pending cases in Circuit 5 and the gopher tortoise case is now closed.