Gator in cage, tortoise in pool at Clearwater home
Man with dozens of animals at home could face punishment
Police and code enforcement officers responding to a complaint discovered dozens of animals -- including an alligator in a cage and tortoises in the swimming pool -- at a home in Clearwater.
Officials found the critters on Thursday.
Besides the gator and tortoises, animals found at the home included chickens, roosters and a pig.
Clearwater public safety spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts says the owners of the home could face city ordinance violations and a misdemeanor charge for possessing the alligator.
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