But Bedard insists the violation was technical.
It happened during a December shoot for the reality show at the Seminole Truck Stop on U.S. 27 in Southwest Ranches.
A live alligator was indeed present, he says, but his co-star, Jimmy Riffle, was the one with the required permits.
On Gator Boys, Bedard and Riffle host extreme fighting-style bouts with stray reptiles in canals and golf-course ponds all over South Florida. They go as far diving underwater to catch the beasts and wrangle them ashore by hand.
The citation is a second-degree misdemeanor that carries up to six months in jail and a $500-fine.