Scaly encounter: Ohio officers remove gator from home

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GROVEPORT, Ohio (WJW)- A scaly encounter for officers at the Madison Township Police Department in Groverport, Ohio.

They received a call about an American alligator inside a home Thursday.

Once on the scene, officers notified the Ohio Department of Agriculture, who confirmed the residents didn’t have a valid exotic animal permit which is required by Ohio law.

The 25-year-old alligator was surrendered to State wildlife officials.  The gator will now be sent to an animal sanctuary in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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