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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Jun 05, 2013
Location: Dayton, Ohio

Animal: Alligator
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Injury to animal, Injury to animal by human, Animal health issue
Species: Reptile

Summary: A 7-foot alligator has been confiscated and its owner faces animal cruelty charges after it was found caged in a plastic box in an Ohio basement. Vets stated that the alligator was severely undernourished, has damaged teeth and bone disease from lack of sunlight after being kept away for 15 years. The reptile was weakened and missing several teeth. The owner of the animal also allowed teenagers to harrass it on a regular basis.

Source: Daily Mail.CO.UK

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