Man ticketed for trying to trade gator for beer

Published On: Dec 17 2013 10:25:21 AM EST
Updated On: Dec 17 2013 10:25:59 AM EST
MIAMI -

Florida wildlife officials say a man tried to trade a live alligator for beer at a Miami convenience store.
    
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino says the man received a citation for illegally capturing and trying to sell the gator.
    
Pino told WTVJ-TV that the man trapped the 4-foot-long gator at a nearby park and brought it to the store Dec. 10. When he proposed to trade the animal for a 12-pack of beer, the store clerk called authorities.
    
Pino says the alligator was "pretty much in good shape." The animal was released back into the wild.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus