UMaine Student Busted For Taking Baby Gators Into Taxi [PHOTO]
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A student at a University of Maine campus is in trouble for taking his five baby pet alligators inside a taxicab.
The pet reptiles began crawling around the cab Tuesday after a box tipped over. Cab driver Frank Folsom said he helped round the reptiles, each longer than a foot.
The Kennebec Journal reports that 20-year-old University of Maine at Augusta student Yifan Sun from China received a summons because alligators are not allowed to be kept in Maine. The Augusta Police Department says he's charged with importing or possessing wildlife without a permit.
Sun told police he kept the alligators as pets and was taking them with him to visit someone in Waterville. He declined to speak at length with a reporter from the newspaper.
(Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/)