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Richard Nixie Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Florida Man Arrested for Killing 5 Alligators for Super Bowl Meal

The Florida Gators didn't make the Super Bowl, but that didn't stop one man from trying pay homage to the team with his game day dinner.

Richard Nixie of DeBary, Florida, skipped buffalo wings and nacho dip in favor of gator, illegally killing five small alligators and cutting off their tails to cook, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

The gators were each about five-feet long, according to the Associated Press, and Nixie admitted to trapping them.

Police arrested Nixie, 30, on Sunday for possession and taking alligators without a proper tag, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. He was released from county jail on a $500 bond and is due back in court March 3.

"No one should have possession of a Florida alligator unless they are a state nuisance alligator trapper," Greg Workman, a spokesman for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, told the Sentinel. "It's not just a free-for-all."

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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