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A huge alligator had been living in an Illinois man's basement for the better part of three decades.
These days people keep a lot of strange and exotic creatures as pets but while it might not be that unusual to see someone with a pet snake or spider, an alligator is a different matter entirely.
In a bizarre story that emerged this week, a repairman paying a visit to a suburban home in Illinois got the surprise of his life when he discovered a 200-pound alligator inside a cage in the basement.
It later turned out that the owner, Charles Price, had kept the alligator there as a pet for 26 years and nobody else had even known it was there - not even his neighbors.
According to a police report Price had obtained the creature when it only a few centimeters long and had kept it alive by feeding it chicken breasts and by exercising it in his back yard.
He has since been charged with the unlawful possession of an endangered species.
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