Be My Boyfriend: Rick Myers, Psychotropic Mushroom & Alligator Enthusiast

By: Julie Gerstein / June 14, 2013

Dear Alligator Enthusiast Rick Myers,

It seems like your two favorite things are alligators and drugs, and though I’m not a fan of either of those things, really, I admire your desire to combine the two into one event. From what I understand, you were wandering around with four of your friends in Little Big Econ State Forest near Oviedo, Florida, looking for some psychotropic drugs. Police followed you in, and arrested you and four of your friends for possession of mushrooms, weed and an alligator, which you had spirited away in a backpack. The alligator was around two feet long, and wrapped in a (very big?) bandanna. I guess it’s illegal to possess an alligator without a permit, so the cops released it into the swamps, after it had been “revived a little bit.”

According to the Orlando-Sentinel, “Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms, have been used in native rituals dating to ancient times. They can be eaten but are typically brewed in water to make tea, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.” The more you know!

Sincerely,

Julie

P.S. Nice eyebrow tattoo!

[Alligator photo courtesy of Shutterstock]