A dead 10-foot-long alligator that trucker Elliott Terry of Roanoke, VA, had hoped to convert into a pair of boots has ended up in a landfill instead.
According to The Associated Press,
Terry accidentally ran over the gator on a Florida highway, then strapped it
behind his cab for the trip home.
Florida wildlife officials got wind of it and pointed out
that Terry could face a $500 fine for removing an alligator from the state, even
though Terry claimed a police officer told him he could.
Wildlife officials have now informed Terry he won’t be fined – but they
also confiscated the gator and took it to the dump, The AP reported.