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Alligator found in the basement of Washington, D. C. home, police say

A 4-foot alligator was found in the basement of a Washington, D. C. home on Wednesday, police said.

(Metropolitan Police Department)

A 4-foot alligator was found in the basement of a Washington, D. C. home on Wednesday, police said.

Metropolitan Police Department, the officers and the DC Humane Rescue Alliance were conducting a house search in the house, where they eventually located a 4–a 5-year-old alligator, according to the police.

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The police told Fox News that MPD was assisting in the search, after the organization has received information about a reptile is housed at the location.

See you later, Alligator… after while Crocodile! ?

7D Officers came in contact with a 4-foot alligator while on patrol last night! DC Animal Control will be working to have him moved to a safe habitat.

Also, remember that alligators should not be considered as pets! pic.twitter.com/b89xF2Xp4h

— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) July 26, 2018

While warning the public against keeping alligators as pets, the department tweeted that animal control was looking for the gator a safe place to live. The police shared photos of the animal, including one of the gator hang out in a shallow tray of water.

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“I’ll see you later, Alligator… after while Crocodile! 7D Officers came in contact with a 4-foot alligator while on patrol last night! ” the tweet said. “DC Animal Control will be working to have him moved to a safe habitat. Also, remember that alligators should not be considered as pets!”

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