Jeepers Creepers! FL Man Pulled Over with Gator Foot in Dashboard

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LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. — It doesn’t get much more “Florida” than this.

During a traffic stop in Loxahatchee, Florida, fish and wildlife officers found an alligator foot sticking out of the ashtray of a truck.

Officers stopped the guy in a swampy area of West Palm Beach to check his driver’s day pass. That’s when they found a scene straight of the horror movie “Jeepers Creepers!”¬†Alligator parts were also scattered around the cab of the truck.

The driver first told officers he had hunted the gator several years ago, then confessed to killing it a few days earlier — without a permit.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission couldn’t resist having a little fun with the discovery on their Facebook page and Twitter feed.

“I spy with my little eye…” they said in a post Monday, “An alligator foot in the dashboard!”

Alligator hunting is legal in Florida only between August 15 and November 1, and only with a permit. They start at $272.

The truck driver was cited for the violation.