Night of gator hunting in Sarasota ends with deputy photo-op during traffic stop

Posted at 9:23 AM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 06:45:41-04

A night of legal gator hunting this weekend ended in a surprising photo op with Sarasota deputies and the owner of the boat has shared the photo on social media. 

Sarasota Sheriff's Office says Sgt. James Darby and Deputy Shaun Martin were shocked to find a dead gator, with its mouth wrapped in Superman tape, in the back of a boat being towed by a VW. 

The deputies pulled over the car towing the boat because of broken trailer signal lights and the owner explained the story and commended the deputies for how they displayed an "unparalleled level of professionalism" during the incident. 

Read the full post below: