DNR: Caiman Captured in Monongahela River in Marion County
4 October 2013
By Kim Freda, Assignment Editor
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources received
information that a reptile, possibly a caiman, was in the Mon
River between Fairmont and Rivesville.
DNR officials said people were contacting them about an alligator,
although based on descriptions the DNR has received, it was
believed to be a caiman, which is a member of the alligator
DNR Wildlife Resources learned Friday afternoon that the caiman
had been captured and killed by two fisherman Friday morning.
Marion County Natural Resources Police Officer Jeremiah Clark said
the fisherman planned to eat the reptile's tail.