Two Live Alligators Found in Car Trunk, About to Be Eaten

Two Live Alligators Found in Car Trunk, About to Be Eaten
Brazilian Military Police discovered two alligators in a car trunk on Dec. 29, 2017. (Environmental Battalion of the Military Police, Brazil)
Petr Svab
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Police found two live alligators in the trunk of a car. The animals were to be part of a New Year’s Eve feast.

The gators, one about 6.5 feet long, another about 3.3 feet long, were found by the Environmental Battalion of the Military Police in Tartarugalzinho, northern Brazil, on Friday, Dec. 29, Brazilian media reported.
Tartarugalzinho, northern Brazil. (Screenshot via Google Maps)
Tartarugalzinho, northern Brazil. (Screenshot via Google Maps)

The man who was transporting the animals said that he was headed to the Amapá state’s capital of Macapá about 140 miles away, according to the police.

Two alligators found in a car trunk in Brazil. (Environmental Battalion of the Military Police, Brazil)
Two alligators found in a car trunk in Brazil. (Environmental Battalion of the Military Police, Brazil)

He said the gators’ meat was to be served during a New Year’s Eve dinner.

Two alligators were found in a car trunk in Brazil. (Environmental Battalion of the Military Police, Brazil)
Two alligators were found in a car trunk in Brazil. (Environmental Battalion of the Military Police, Brazil)

The gators weren’t seriously injured and were released back into the wild. The driver’s environmental crime was reported to the civilian police.

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Petr Svab is a reporter covering New York. Previously, he covered national topics including politics, economy, education, and law enforcement.
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