Dead, live alligators, snakes found at Kenosha home

May 14, 2013 (KENOSHA, Wis.)

On Monday, officers of the Kenosha Police Department responded to a home in the 1400-block of 53rd Street in regards to a complaint. While investigating the report, officers said in the back yard they found what appeared to be a 3- to 4-foot skeleton of an alligator in a large aquarium, the body of a large burned snake lying in some weeds, a dead 4- to 5-foot alligator and the carcass of a fawn.

Inside the home, officers say they found several aquariums of various sizes, one that contained a large Gila Monster and another with a 4- to 5-foot crocodile. Police say other containers held multiple snakes. In the basement, officers say they found two 6- to 8-foot alligators in a homemade indoor pond and a giant snapping turtle in a tub.

The Racine Zoo and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources were called to help police.

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