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WASHITA RIVER -- Game wardens in southeastern Oklahoma are looking for the person theysay poached an alligator.

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation posted a photo ofthe alligator with its tail missing. Game warden Jimmie Henthorn says the tail was cut off and likely used for meat.

The alligator was found along the WashitaRiver near the Marshall and Bryan County line.

The Department of Wildlife saysOklahoma does have a small, native population of American alligators insoutheast and south central regions. They are protected in Oklahoma and it isillegal to kill alligators.

Anyone withinformation that would help investigators are asked to contact the OperationGame Thief hotline at 800-522-5631.