Florida resident Fernando Aguilera walked into the convenience store in Miami carrying the creature that he trapped at a local park, USA.
Staff were stunned when he walked up to the counter to attempt the bizarre trade, which prompted them to call police.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino said that Aguilera hadn’t quite thought through his proposal.
He said: “I think that anybody who would conceive this scheme is not thinking properly.”
It is illegal to take or kill alligators in Florida except during regulated hunts.
Aguilera now faces a possible $490 fine and even 6 months in jail for his actions.
The alligator was released back into the wild unharmed.
Source: DAILY STAR