PHILADELPHIA (KDKA/AP) – Humane officers have found two baby alligators in a Philadelphia home.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that officers went to the home to investigate a man who had dumped two flea-infested dogs outside an SPCA shelter.
The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says that officers found the alligators during a search of the home Friday night. The alligators were confiscated and will be transferred to a sanctuary.
The SPCA says 40-year-old Carl Tyler was charged with animal cruelty for failing to seek veterinary care for the dogs.
Locally, two Etna teens found an alligator in Little Pine Creek back in May.
Hunter Eddy and Brian Miller say they pulled an alligator from the water.
The boys say they were swimming when one of them heard a hissing noise.
“I bent over to tie my shoe and then it came up behind the rock and started hissing at me,” said Eddy.
The teens say they were both surprised and a little bit nervous to come face to face with a gator.
The boys say they took it back to Eddy’s house where they put tape around its mouth, put it in the bathtub and called police.
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