Thursday, May 24, 2007

Man's Pet Alligator Gets Him Into Trouble

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Clay County man's pet alligator has him in trouble with wildlife officials. According to a sheriff's office report, Michael Dyer has been charged with misdemeanor possession of an alligator. A tip led animal services officials to his apartment where they also found a dog, a rat, a python and a tarantula in cages. The 22-year-old tried hiding the foot-long gator inside the toilet when officials arrived at his home. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took the month-old alligator to be released in the wild. Dyer faces a maximum of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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