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Man tried to trade alligator for beer

Man tried to trade alligator for beer
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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