PALM CITY (Florida) (AP). According to authorities, a Florida man was arrested after he provoked a small alligator and put beer in its mouth.
News outlets reported that Noah Osborne, 22 years old, and Timothy Kapke, 27, were arrested last week for illegally using the alligator.
Osborne, who had captured an alligator near Palm City and handed it over to Cap, reported that Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officers opened an investigation. The video shows a cap that allows the reptile to bite its arm.
Kepke is also seen giving the alligator beer as he fights. Officers interviewed Kepke last month and he admitted that he was in the video. He also said that the alligator was still alive when they released the footage.
They were granted bail and released. Their lawyers were not listed in the prison records.
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