‘Snake Chaser’ says SCDNR suspended alligator license after post about releases

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MYRTLE BEACH AREA, SC (WBTW) – The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has suspended the alligator license for the “Snake Chaser.”

Russell Cavender said SCDNR did so after he posted on social media that he releases some of the gators he’s asked to catch instead of killing them.

Cavender now wants SCDNR to change the law.

“We don’t need to kill an alligator. Especially one that’s 11 feet long that we captured on 707 the other day, that just happened to be crossing the road.  That thing was 500 pounds and had been on this earth for 50 plus years,” said Cavender. “Why destroy it, simply because it’s crossing the road. The laws can be changed. The rules can be changed.  There has been changes to rules and laws in other states.”

News13 has asked SCDNR for more information about Cavender’s license suspension.

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