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Man tried to trade alligator for beer

Man tried to trade alligator for beer
Posted December 18th, 2013 @ 4:39pm by Newser Editors and Wire Services

(NEWSER– So you need beer but you have no cash ... what do you do?

Well, Florida wildlife officials say a man tried to trade a live alligator for beer at a Miami convenience store last Tuesday.

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

The spokesman tells NBC Miami that the man trapped the 4-foot-long gator at a nearby park and brought it to the store, but when he proposed to trade the animal for a 12-pack of beer, the store clerk called authorities.

The animal was released back into the wild.

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