IBERVILLE PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — A Denham Springs man was arrested by state wildlife agents on hundreds of counts of violations.
The man was identified by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries as 59-year-old David A. Cavaretta. He was cited for “taking alligators from other than approved areas, taking non-game quadrupeds during a closed trapping season, possession of fur bearing animals without a license, and violating commercial rules and regulations.”
LDWF says an investigation started on April 24 after agents received a tip alleging that Cavaretta was trapping and harvesting nuisance animals for a chemical plant without the proper licenses to do so. He had allegedly been working as a nuisance control operator for the plant for several months, according to the state wildlife agency.
Cavaretta, who owns a taxidermy shop, was previously cited and convicted of alligator hunting violations in 2016, LDWF says.
LDWF says agents had an arrest warrant for Cavaretta for “over 400 counts of violations pertaining to his illegal operations.” He was arrested on Monday, May 16 and booked into Iberville Parish Jail.