UF student caught with alligator hide

Author: the associated press
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – A University of Florida student is in legal trouble after an alligator hide was found drying in his fraternity house’s backyard.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said 22-year-old Cristov Dosev was charged with illegal possession of an alligator skin after the discovery.

Dosev was arrested on Wednesday after failing to appear in court for a citation, which was issued in December following an investigation into the gator hide after an anonymous tip.

FWS spokesman Brad Stanley told the Gainesville Sun that it is illegal to possess any alligator parts without the proper permit.

UF says Dosev is a senior in the College of Business, and is listed as president of Kappa Alpha on a fraternity website.

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