This is something you don’t see every day!
During Labor Day weekend Karen Kress was riding down interstate 95 in Florida and noticed something truly bizarre.
While Kress was driving she saw a huge gator strapped on the back of a Chevy SUV.
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) September 6, 2022
Fox News had these details to add:
Drivers along a Florida Interstate were in for a surprising sight when they happened upon a massive alligator hitching a ride on the back of an SUV.
On Labor Day weekend, Karen Kress was driving along I-95 in Brevard County when she snapped a picture of an alligator tied to the rear of the Chevy SUV. Kress said she was going 70-mph when she spotted the scaly reptile.
Kress posted the picture on Facebook with the caption, “Spotted on I-95 yesterday. I’m accepting suggested captions….obviously this is in floriduh.”
“What a souvenir!!” one person commented. Another said, “See you later, alligator.”
The giant gator appeared to be tied up from tip to tail. Rope can be seen wrapped around the animal’s head, body, and tail.
One person noted how the alligator was harvested during Florida’s alligator hunting season. “You can see the yellow gator ‘tag’ fastened to his tail,” Kevin Barfield commented.
According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, alligator hunting is legal, but there are guidelines. The legal alligator hunting season falls between Aug. 15 and Nov. 1 annually. Alligator hunting was established in 1988, due to the growing need for population control of the 1.3 million alligators in Florida.
It's a tail-gator 😳😆
Spotted on the 1-95 in Brevard County, #Florida a SUV with a MONSTER 11-foot gator strapped to its rear which was likely hunted as part of hunting season which runs until November down there.
What would you do with it though ? 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/rfit5w4APO
— Mr Pål Christiansen 🇳🇴😍🇬🇧 (@TheNorskaPaul) September 8, 2022
NBC 6 News had more on the story:
A driver spotted an alligator tied to the rear bumper of an SUV while driving down a Florida highway on Saturday.
The massive gator appeared to be dead with a rope wrapped around its snout, body and tail as the vehicle traveled along Interstate-95.
“It was on I95 in Brevard County,” Karen Kress, who snapped the photo, told NBC 6 South Florida. “I’m 99% sure it was a real dead gator.”
Florida’s statewide alligator hunting season begins on August 15 and ends on November 1. A permit is required to hunt gators in the state.