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Man ticketed for trying to trade gator for beer

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 7:10am  ET

MIAMI (AP) -- Florida wildlife officials say a man tried to trade a live alligator for beer at a Miami convenience store.

State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino says the man received a citation for illegally capturing and trying to sell the gator.

Pino tells WTVJ-TV (http://bit.ly/18THij3 ) 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.

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Information from: WTVJ-TV, http://www.nbc6.net/index.html


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