Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Man busted by cops for killing gators for Super Bowl meal

A Florida man has been arrested after police say he illegally trapped and killed five small alligators for a homemade "Super Bowl Dinner."
Richard Nixie, 30, was busted at his DeBary home just two hours before the big game even started Sunday after trapping the American alligators which were described as less than 5-feet in length.
The average adult female American alligator, in comparison, is said to grow to be 8.3-feet while the male's average is 11.2-feet.
The gators are federally protected while considered threatened. Their hunting is legal but only during harvest seasons and with a permit, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation.
Nixie was charged with possession and taking alligators without a proper tag.
Records show he was released from the Volusia County jail on $500 bail.