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Theft of an Alligator and Theft of Crawfish

Keep Your Thieving Paws off My Alligator:

Back off Boudreax, that's my alligator. Yup, she's mine and her name is Annie.
And just so you know, in Louisiana, theft of an alligator is a crime.

LSA-R.S. 14:67.13 Theft of an Alligator

A. Theft of an alligator is the misappropriation or taking of an alligator, whether dead or alive, belonging to another, either without the consent of the other, or by fraudulent conduct, practices or representations with the intent to permanently deprive the other of their alligator.

B. Whoever commits the crime of theft of an alligator when the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of five hundred dollars or more shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or fined not more than three thousand dollars, or both

Now, some of us in Louisiana don't have a pet alligator in our backyard, but we won't put up with you thieves, taking our crawfish. If you haven't eaten crawfish you are missing out. I'm from Louisiana and I always look forward to crawfish season (cause I like to have crawfish boils ~big parties) and eat them mud-bugs.

I am not as crazy as some of my neighbors who do get offended when their crawfish are stolen. Why would they get so upset, you ask?  Well, because you might take their best, favorite or fastest crawfish thus depriving them of the time honored tradition of wagering on crawfish racing.

And if you think I am joking, watch the video below. The actual crawfish race begins at about 50 seconds into the video.

LSA-R.S.  14.67.5 Theft of Crawfish

The definition and penalty is the same as the above Theft of an alligator

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Melissa Sugar said...

What a funny post. No danger of me breaking that law! Yikes.
I'd love to come to your crawfish party, though.

Melissa Sugar said...

...Oh, I have to visit Louisiana someday. I have to. :D

Melissa Sugar said...

Your alligators and crawfish are safe - I intend to steal neither!

Melissa Sugar said...

I was just in Louisiana! The crawfish are yummy. Oops, was that a bad thing to say?
I guess they run fast too (especially if I'm nearby.) LOL

Melissa Sugar said...

I wonder if our state has similar laws about pigs...?

Melissa Sugar said...

I don't think I'll be stealing any alligators any time soon... they don't fit into my bag for starters ;)

Melissa Sugar said...

What a fun post!  Proof that you can learn something new every day . . . even on the Internet!  Congrats on finishing your first novel.

Melissa Sugar said...

So if I steal someone's mudbug I could get ten years (with or without hard labor)?? Is the labor thing a choice or just a gimmick? There be som crazy coonass laws east o' Texas.

Melissa Sugar said...

The video of the crawfish races was interesting.  Had never heard of something like that before.

Unknown said...

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