A Florida man tried to trade a four-foot alligator for beer last week at a Miami convenience store, authorities said.
Fernando Caignet Aguilera was cited Dec. 10 after he tried to exchange the live gator for a 12-pack at the Santa Maria Market, wildlife officers said.
Authorities said Aguilera found the gator at a nearby park, caught it and brought it to the store, where he approached the clerk with his proposal.
“This is absolutely bizarre, I can’t imagine somebody wanting to barter a live four-foot alligator for a 12 pack of beer, it makes no sense to me,” said Jorge Pino, spokesman for
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The clerk called wildlife officers, who took the alligator from Aguilera and citied him with possessing the wild animal and then trying to sell it.
The gator was not harmed and was released back into the wild, authorities said.
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