New Yorkers Indicted for Pet Alligator in Apartment

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According to Yahoo, a Brooklyn couple has been indicted for housing a 3-foot alligator inside their apartment.

In October, a search warrant allowed officials to enter Michael and Alisa Volpe's home. Police discovered that the couple had been keeping the exotic reptile inside a tank in the living room of their basement apartment. The Kings County District Attorney's office also found illegal weapons and drugs in the couple's home.

This is not the first time the police have found alligators inside of a New York residence. In 2011, Animal Care and Control rescued six alligators from a local neighborhood. More recently, two alligators were removed from a Crown Heights apartment on September 13. New York City's health code does not allow residents to house any kind of wild animal.


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What is the definition of a wild animal , these are born in captivity ,and kept in domestic circumstances? ,there was a time when they were sold at woolworth's pet department .
As a matter of fact ,I know who left the baby Alligator in the hatcheck room at the Plaza Hotel.
Now are you going to tell me that an alligator is a wild animal ,but an iguana is not .
or what about turtles ? then we get to these damned ball pythons,
I understand that Mayor Bloomberg has banned among many other things ,pet ferrets?
What defines wild ? when do definitions change on someones latest whim?
Canaries and parakeets are not native ,how far will it go .

December 06 2012 at 8:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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