A Georgia man has been busted after allegedly killing an alligator and posting a gruesome video of its corpse on Snapchat, authorities said.
Brock Sherman Devore was arrested Sunday for allegedly hunting alligators out of season and without permission in Burke County, news station WRDW reported.
Wildlife authorities said they were contacted by an anonymous tipster who shared the Snapchat clip of a man posing with the dead alligator.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Ben Payne said he was familiar with the hunting site where the video was taken and went to investigate the premises, where he discovered a rifle and the alligator’s corpse.
Payne said he believes the incident occurred Saturday afternoon in Burke County in a private body of water.
Devore was booked in Burke County jail, where he faces charges for hunting alligators out of season, hunting upon or discharging weapons across a public road and hunting without permission, according to jail records.
He was released Tuesday on $2,650 bound.
American alligators are considered a threatened species, according to the National Wildlife Federation. They can be found in the coastal wetlands of the US Southeast, as far north as North Carolina and as far west as Texas.