Two South Carolina men force baby alligator to gulp beer

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In Jasper County, South Carolina, two men will face the harassment of wildlife charge after forcing a baby alligator to drink beer and posting the photos and video on social media. According to a news release from the South Carolina Department of Natuaral Resources, Joseph Andrew Floyd Jr., 20, and Zachary Lloyd Brown, 21 of Ridgeland, picked up the alligator after spotting it crossing the road. They then held it in the flatbed of their truck and poured beer into its mouth; taking photos to post on social media.


“Wildlife conservation is a big part of what SCDNR officers do each day,” SCDNR 1st Sgt. Earl Pope said. “This case is a good example of why we strive to educate people about wildlife in hopes that they will respect it.”

In one of the photos, the alligator’s neck is squeezed and a beer can is pressed against its snout. The text on the photo says “Gator Shotgun.”
Other photos show beer being dripped into its mouth while its neck is held firmly between the man’s hands. One more disturbing picture shows smoke being blown onto the face of the gator.

SCDNR is filing the misdemeanor charge of harassing wildlife through the state’s alligator management legislation (Article 5, Section 50-15-500, Subsection C). If found guilty the men face a $300 fine. The judge who oversees the case in court will determine the men’s final punishment.

Floyd Jr. stated they released the alligator and watched it swim away. In South Carolina, it’s illegal to feed an alligator or to attempt to lure it with food. It is illegal to hunt or take alligators without a permit.

(Photos of baby alligator forced to drink beer via Facebook photos)

The public is asked to report any and all criminal activity interfering with the lives of wildlife. Any incident should be reported to  1-800-922-5431.

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15 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    What is wrong with these morons? Don’t they have anything better to do than to harass a baby alligator? It’s too bad the little guy didn’t take a chunk out of each of them!

  2. Pennysdachshund says:

    I believe the IQ of a major portion of South Carolina guys like this is about 68!!! So this is their entertainment ! Next they will be Burning up and live puppy or kitten ALIVE NO LESS ::: Just the EVERY DAY Fun and Games for a Moronic Groups of Psychopaths!!! Next they will trot up the Road and molest a Pig or a Goat

  3. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    These guys are fucking assholes!!!! They need to be found and charged with this. This is a crime against animals and should be treated as such!!!

  4. Sharyn P says:

    $300 fine. What a joke. Grab these besterds necks, after they’ve been thrown in jail for 6 months, & pour something down their necks. Come on the laws have got to be changed to meet the expectations of the community.’

  5. Nancy Raymond says:

    A couple or trailer trash rednecks who got no further than 4th grade. Total useless wastes who should be hogtied and dumped in the nearest landfill with the rest of the garbage.

  6. Red says:

    Amazing what PIN HEADS FIND TO DO to look tough!! Unfortunately for them they just look like the D***s they are! May karma bite you in the a** SOONER than later you morons!


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