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GAINEVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said they found alligator hide drying in the backyard of a University of Florida fraternity house, landing a student in hot swampy water.

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FWC officials said 22-year-old Cristov Dosev was charged with illegal possession of an alligator skin after the discovery.

Dosev was arrested on Wednesday after failing to appear in court for a citation, which was issued in December following an investigation into the gator hide after an anonymous tip.

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FWS spokesman Brad Stanley told the Gainesville Sun that it is illegal to possess any alligator parts without the proper permit.

UF says Dosev is a senior in the College of Business, and is listed as president of Kappa Alpha on a fraternity website.

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