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VIDEO: Man pours beer into alligator's mouth, charged with animal cruelty

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission charged two men with animal cruelty after a Snapchat video surfaced that showed beer being poured into an alligator's mouth. (FWC)

A Snapchat video that showed beer being poured into an alligator's mouth led to charges against two men in Martin County.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), 27-year-old Timothy Kepke and 22-year-old Noah Osborne are charged will unlawfully taking an alligator and animal cruelty.

The gator was caught about two and a half to three months ago along Ranchwood Street in Palm City, according to the report. Osborne picked up the alligator at Kepke's request and recorded the incident on Snapchat.

The FWC says it received a video on August 26 of Kepke holding an alligator, enticing and allowing it to bite his right forearm. After the gator releases its bite, FWC investigators say Kepke pours Coors beer into the alligator's mouth.

According to the incident report, an FWC officer spoke with both Kepke and Osborne in September about the incident.


According to the report, Kepke told the officer that he had drank a few beers but was not intoxicated. Osborne told the officer that he may have been buzzed during the incident.

Both Kepke and Osborne told the officer the alligator was released unharmed.


Read the full report below:





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