That's not a scarf around his kneck

August 13, 2009 6:05:05 AM PDT
Deputies got the gator and the bike rider.

Deputies in St. Charles Parish, La., report stopping a bike rider who had 3-foot-long alligator draped on his shoulders.

Authorities charge 38-year-old Terron D. Ingram ran, leaving behind the bike and the gator.

But deputies say they got the gator guy.

He now faces a number of charges, including resisting arrest and cruelty to animals by abandonment.

Animal control officials released the alligator into a bayou.