2 charged after video shows men pouring beer down alligator's throat

MARTIN COUNTY, Florida (WPVI) -- Two men are facing charges after authorities say they caught an alligator and poured beer into its mouth in Palm City, Florida.

Police arrested Timothy Kepke and Noah Osborne last week.

The arrests came in response to an August complaint to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission about a video of the incident on social media.

Timothy Kepke and Noah Osborne are facing charges after authorities say they caught an alligator and poured beer into its mouth.



The video obtained by WPBF appears to show Kepke attempting to get the alligator to bite his arm.

When it does, Kepke pours beer down the animal's throat.

Police say Kepke admitted he was the one in the video.

He said Osborne caught the reptile with his bare hands and they later let the gator go.

They both are charged with unlawfully taking an alligator and have been released on bond.
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