Florida woman pulls alligator out of pants during traffic stop
TriggerPhoto/iStock(NEW YORK) — A Florida woman pulled a small alligator out of her pants during a traffic stop Monday morning, authorities said.
The unidentified woman showed an officer the reptile when asked, “Do you have anything else?” She also had 41 three-striped turtles in her vehicle, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was called to the scene and has taken over the investigation.
A spokesperson for the state agency did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment Tuesday morning.
Florida is home to more than a million gators, and the animals are protected under state law. It is illegal to kill, injure, capture or posses alligators without a permit.
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