Gator foot found stuck in truck dashboard, other body parts also in truck, Fla. officials say

The alligator foot stuck in the truck's dashboard. Photo from The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

HAINES CITY, FL (WNCN) — Wildlife officers in Florida discovered an alligator foot and other gator parts in the cab of a pickup truck over the weekend.

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The officers found a foot in the truck’s dashboard and ended up citing a man with hunting without a permit.

The incident happened when Officers Luis Merizio and Casey Schroer stopped a truck to check for a day-use pass in the Lake Marion Creek wildlife management area when they noticed something unusual — a gator foot.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted on Monday the photo of the alligator foot sticking out of the dash.  The officers said that there were also gator body parts scattered throughout the cab

“The driver told our officers that the parts were from an alligator he hunted a few years ago, but our officers could smell that the alligator had been taken recently,” the agency wrote on Facebook.

After reading him his rights, the man confessed to killing the alligator just a few days ago without a permit, and he was cited for a violation.

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