SUV spotted on highway with MONSTER 11ft gator strapped to tailgate

SUV spotted on highway with MONSTER 11ft gator strapped to tailgate

September 8, 2022

It’s a tail-gator! Hilarious moment SUV is spotted on a Florida highway with a MONSTER 11-foot gator strapped to its rear

  • The bizarre image posted to social media appears to show an alligator strapped to the tailgate of an SUV in Brevard County along the central east coast of Florida
  • The gator was likely hunted as part of hunting season which runs until November
  • Picture was taken earlier this week as the SUV made its way down I-95

An alligator was seen strapped to the back of an SUV’s tailgate as it traveled down the interstate in Florida over the Labor Day weekend.

The unusual sight was caught on camera by a fellow driver who believed the gator to have been hunted. 

‘Spotted on I-95 yesterday. Obviously, this is in floriduh,’ the online caption read.

The person who posted the picture said there appeared to be blood coming from the gator’s tail end.

A bizarre image posted to social media appears to show an alligator strapped to the tailgate of an SUV in Brevard County

The person who posted the pictured said there appeared to be blood coming from the gator’s tail end

The gator was likely hunted as part of hunting season which runs until November (file photo)

‘It was definitely real. Some blood around the base of the tail. I have to assume it was legally hunted,’ Karen Kress told WESH.  

The massive gator was tied up from top to tail with rope wrapped around the reptile’s head, body, and tail. Straps secured the reptile to the rear of the Chevy SUV. 

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,’ a poster commented. 

Alligator season runs until November in the state with a permit required to hunt gators.

More than 7,900 alligators were harvested during last year’s hunting season, according to the most recent data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission. 

About 5,000 people apply for just 7,000 permits each year with the gators harvested ranging from nearly three feet to nearly 14 feet in length. 

Wildlife experts estimate that 1.3 million alligators of every size live in Florida. 

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