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2 men force alligator to drink beer and upload photos of the attack on social media sites

By Mason White 3:11 PM May 29, 2017
Two men forcing beer into mouth of alligator
Two men forcing beer into mouth of alligator
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) Two men are in trouble after forcing an alligator to drink beer, according to police in South Carolina.

The two men are being charged for the harassment of an alligator after photos were posted online, showing them pouring beer into the reptile’s mouth.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) began investigating the case after the agency received multiple emails and messages from the public about the abuse.

The incident took place on Wednesday, on a road between Hardeeville and Tillman in Jasper County.

Joseph Andrew Floyd Jr., 20, and Zachary Lloyd Brown, 21, both of Ridgeland, admitted to officers that they picked up the alligator after they saw it crossing the road.

They then poured beer into the animal’s mouth and took photos to post on social media.

According to Floyd Jr., they then released the alligator and watched it swim away in a nearby pond. Both suspects face a maximum fine of $300.

“Alligators are protected under state law and even federal law, where they are still listed as threatened solely due to their similarity of appearance to other endangered crocodilians worldwide,” SCDNR Alligator Program Coordinator Jay Butfiloski said.