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Even in Florida, Alligators Not Legal Tender for Beer: Video

A Florida man (Florida Man, the world's worst superhero) is currently facing three misdemeanors after failing to successfully trade a live alligator for a 12 pack of beer. Yup, not even in Miami are alligators legal tender.

Fernando Caignet Aguilera tried to make the trade on Dec. 10 and was caught on camera, NBC News reports. Tempting as the offer was, the storeowner called the cops, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) and Miami PD responded.

"This is absolutely bizarre. I can't imagine somebody wanting to barter a live, 4-foot alligator for a 12-pack of beer. It makes no sense to me," FWC Spokesman Jorge Pino said. "...It was pretty much in good shape, we didn't notice any unusual conditions on it."

Poor guy just wanted to trade in some green. Anyone who wants beer enough to trap an alligator for it deserves some beer, I say.

Anyways, you can check the video out below:

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