Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Pet Rescue

Miami man charged with illegal alligator while trying to trade for pack of beer

See also

Fernando Caignet Aquilera was charged with the illegal capture of an alligator in Miami as he tried to trade the four-foot reptile for a pack of beer in a Miami convenience store reported Tuesday's NBC Miami.com.

According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesperson, Jorge Pino, Aquilera told authorities he found the gator at a nearby park and trapped it. On Dec. 10, he took the gator to the Santa Ana Market on 12th Avenue and asked the store attendant to trade the gator for a 12-pack of beer.

"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," stated Pino.

The store clerk called authorities.

In Florida, licenses are required to trap alligators. For more information on licensing from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, please click here.

"Alligator management programs implemented by FWC emphasize the conservation of alligator populations for their ecological, aesthetic, and economic values while providing for public use and safety."

The captured gator was reported to be in good health and was released back into the wild.

If you would like to continue receiving the latest news on pet issues and how we can help those who cannot speak, please click the "Subscribe" icon.

Follow the National Pet Rescue Examiner on Facebook by clicking here. Please visit and "like" my page. You are welcome to submit story ideas by contacting me at cdhanna9703@aol.com.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!