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.READ MORE: Homestead Police Believe Same Man Responsible For Attempted Burglary, Anti-Semitic Vandalism
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.READ MORE: Palm Beach Gardens Police Say Ryan Rogers Murder Was Result Of Chance Encounter With 'Animal' That Shouldn't Have Been On Streets
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.MORE NEWS: Miami Weather: Cool Mornings, Warm Afternoons Continue Into Weekend
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