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Florida Men Capture Alligator And Release It

Two Florida Men Charged With Felonies For Capturing (And Releasing) Alligator

All right, law and order crowd, we’ve got a really fucking stupid one for you today. Two men could face up to five years in prison for illegally catching — note, catching, not harming — an alligator in Palm Beach County.

According to the Washington Post, David Swick and Brian Bunting, the latter of whom is a cast member on CMT’s reality series Gainesville, were out fishing when they spotted a baby gator and decided to take a selfie with it. Not a particularly smart action, nor was posting the video to Bunting’s Facebook, but in a world where police and authorities are constantly bitching about being overcrowded, even the possibility of putting these two guys in jail when they didn’t even harm the fucking thing and released it back into the wild, is beyond stupid.

So, lots of idiocy to go around on this one, but we think the weighted burden would have to be with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and any prosecutor dumb enough to follow through with the case.