Paul Fortin from Daytona Beach, Florida is calling himself Dr. Dolittle.
Fortin has been feeding the local wildlife, including turtles and alligators. He resisted arrested and was given a citation and charged for illegally feeding the animals, specifically the alligator Fortin calls Hank.
“C’mon baby. He lets me pet him, he is a good boy,” Fortin said. “It’s illegal. It’s totally illegal to do it. Did I know it? No. Did I know I couldn’t feed a turtle? Alligators, yeah, I kind of knew that.”
Fortin said Hank doesn’t go to the other houses in the neighborhood.
“He’s afraid of everything,” Fortin said.
According to Fortin, the 10-foot alligator loved bagels and was such a good friend but, Fortin has agreed to stop feeding him, although he hasn’t seen Hank around for a while.