What is with Florida? It seems that a vast majority of weird news stories come from that state, and this one is not an exception. Local police report the strange incident that involved a woman smuggling a gator in her pants, that was only discovered after a routine traffic stop.
According to the Miami Harold, deputies were conducting traffic enforcement when they spotted a blue pickup truck that didn’t stop at a stop sign. The driver, Michael Clemons, 22, told deputies he and his passenger, Ariel Machan-Le Quire, 25, were trying to collect frogs and snakes from under the overpass.
The deputy wanted to make sure that they did not collect any illegal wildlife asked the pair if he could search their vehicle. They complied. The deputy discovered a backpack that contained 41 small turtles.
The deputy then asked if they had anything else on their persons. That is when Ariel “proceeded to pull an alligator out of her yoga pants (about one foot in length) and placed it into the bed of the truck,” the Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy said in an incident report.
The deputy called Fish and Game to continue with the investigation. The report does not indicate if the pair was charged.