Punta Gorda (WTFF) – A traffic stop resulted in two citations for possession of a foot long live alligator and over forty 3-stripe turtles.
22-year-old Michael Clemons and 25-year-old Ariel Machan-Le Quire were pulled over by Charlotte County deputies after running a stop sign, reports CBS.
They told the cops they had just been collecting frogs and snakes from under an overpass.
The deputies asked for permission to search their bags, and permission was granted by Clemons.
Inside deputies found 41 3-stripe turtles.
Machan-Le Quire was asked if she had anything else on her.
She reportedly pulled out a foot long live alligator from her yoga pants.
Florida Fish and Wildlife rescued the reptiles and released them back into the wild.
Clemons and Machan-Le Quire were each cited for possession of the reptiles and bag limit.