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JACKSON, MS - OCTOBER 27: An alligator is seen on the eighth hole during the second round of the Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson on October 27, 2017 in Jackson, Mississippi. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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.

 

Man Ticketed for Feeding Alligator a Bagel

You know what happens if you give a dog a bone, but what if you give a gator a bagel? Paul Fortin of Daytona Beach said Hank, the 10-foot alligator that lives in his backyard, is his good friend.

 

'He lets me pet him:' Video shows Daytona Beach man feeding large gator

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