Gator in cage, tortoise in pool on Fla. property

CLEARWATER, Fla. - 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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