Deputies from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office pulled over the pickup at around 3:15 a.m. Monday.
A woman shocked police with an unexpected reptile shoved down her trousers when they pulled her over after the vehicle she was in failed to stop at a stop sign.
When they asked Machan-Le Quire if she had anything else on her, she reportedly pulled a foot long live alligator from her yoga trousers.
The deputy asked her if she had "anything else", the report says.
The deputies said the driver, Michael Clemons, 22, told them he and his passenger, Ariel Machan-Le Quire, 25, were trying to collect frogs and snakes under an overpass.
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The deputy than issued a warning citation and asked if they would be willing to open their backpacks to ensure that they were not collecting any wildlife they were not supposed to.
Clemons and Le Quire consented. The deputy did not include any details about his reaction to the shelter options for the alligator in the report.
The 41 three-striped turtles that were allegedly hidden in a backpack on the floor of a truck.
The sheriff's office posted a photo of the alligator to Facebook. The FWC seized and released the animals back into the wild, then issued citations to the man and woman for possessing them and for violating bag limits for the reptiles.
The couple was ultimately cited for the critters because, while they are native to Florida, they are regulated.