In this Thursday, April 5, 2012 photo provided by the Kennett Humane Department, Steve Brown, president of the St. Louis Herpetological Society, holds a young alligator in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The ... more 
In this Thursday, April 5, 2012 photo provided by the Kennett Humane Department, Steve Brown, president of the St. Louis Herpetological Society, holds a young alligator in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The alligator is one of around 50 allegedly sold by a man passing through southeast Missouri about 14 months ago when the animals were roughly the size of a pencil. (AP Photo/Kennett Humane Department) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Kennett Humane Department
Fri, Apr 6, 2012 3:32 PM EDT