Santa Fe police capture abused alligator

Posted at: 07/20/2013 12:25 PM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

 SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe police are trying to find the owner of a 2-foot-long alligator.

Officers were called to a home along Galisteo Street on Friday after the resident's dog had cornered the alligator in the backyard.

Police spokeswoman Celina Westervelt says the animal did not belong to the people who lived at the home.

She says someone had taped the alligator's mouth shut, and it's believed that it was running around like that for some time because the tape was embedded in its snout.

The alligator was captured by animal control officers and taken to the Santa Fe County animal shelter, where it was placed in an aquarium of warm water.

It was fed immediately.

Westervelt says exotic pets are illegal in the county, and the owner could face charges.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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