Crikey! Man tries to trade live alligator for beer
December 17th, 2013
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A Miami man is in a swampy situation after he was caught trying to trade a live alligator for beer at a Florida convenience store.

Fernando Caignet Aguilera, 64, was cited by officials December 10 after he trapped the 4-foot alligator at a nearby park and brought it to the Santa Ana Market, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino. Aguilera then walked up to the counter asking for a 12-pack of beer in exchange for the alligator. The clerk called Miami police instead.

Pino told CNN that never in his 25-year career in law enforcement has he heard of a person capturing an alligator for the purpose of exchanging it for alcohol - or anything, for that matter. Saying Aguilera apparently needed to "quench his thirst buds," Pino called the incident an "extremely unusual situation, and a sad situation for the alligator."

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  1. C. Fox

    Times are hard. The man needs his beer.

    December 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm |

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