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May 18th, 2011 · No Comments

This guy is a few light bulbs short!  Police in Illinois have seized an alligator from a man who was keeping the animal as a pet to attract women.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office officials said they received information a man was keeping an American alligator in confined conditions in his home. Police located the four-foot alligator in a fish tank in the kitchen. A video of the alligator showed it swimming in the tank, which was under a heatlamp.

The man told police he bought the alligator in Indiana, Ill., five years ago for $200.

“He stated that he kept the alligator as a pet because it attracted women,” police said in a release. “In order to keep the size of the alligator down, Yarbrough kept it in a small tank, and only fed it once a month – a meal of 10 live mice.”

Police said American alligators traditionally average between eight and 14 feet in length.

The animal is now being cared for by a Chicago animal welfare group.

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