2 Pasadena men charged with killing 600-pound gator | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle: "A day of hunting wild pigs turned sour for two Pasadena men after they caught — and, authorities say, illegally killed — a 600-pound, 13-foot-long alligator that had been the star of Armand Bayou Nature Center ecology tours.
Charged with taking wildlife resources, a misdemeanor offense that could send the men to jail for a year upon conviction, were David Roach and Bryan Elliott. The offense also carries a fine of up to $4,000.
Capt. Albert Lynch with the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife's Houston game warden division, said the men broke the law by killing the animal in a protected coastal preserve, where hunting is prohibited, and by dispatching it with a pistol rather than by bow and arrow."