Three Texas men were reportedly written citations in Louisiana after being discovered carrying a live alligator through the streets of New Orleans.

Passersby apparently snapped photos of the men toting the 3-foot long gator through the streets of the French Quarter on May 30.

KRLD reported the three men “told investigators they found the alligator in a park and held it for a while before they released it into a bayou. They said the alligator was unharmed.”

To read more about the incident as reported by KRLD, click HERE.