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Florida man accused of forcing small alligator to drink beer

Oct. 10, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a Florida man who provoked a small alligator into biting his arm and poured beer into the animal's mouth. News outlets report 27-year-old Timothy Kepke and 22-year-old Noah Osborne were charged last week with unlawfully taking an alligator. Florida...

Authorities: Woman pulls gator from pants during stop

Aug. 15, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida woman who pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop and illegally possessed numerous other wild animals has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to four charges. Florida prosecutors say a Charlotte County sheriff's...

Sanctuary closure prompts search for new homes for animals

Aug. 14, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A search is underway to find new homes for nearly 500 animals, including lions, tigers, alligators, owls and wolves, after officials announced a long-struggling Southern California sanctuary is shutting down. The board of directors of the Wildlife Waystation in Angeles National Forest...

South Carolina woman attacked by alligator while walking dog

Aug. 14, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman is recovering after being bitten by an alligator near her home in Hilton Head Island. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources spokesman David Lucas tells news outlets that it happened in the Sun City retirement community on Monday night. Lucas...