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Baby alligator rescued from Richmond home

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Posted at 10:23 AM, Sep 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-23 10:28:29-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A baby alligator was safely removed from a Richmond home a few weeks ago after the Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) received a complaint.

RACC worked with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources to safely remove the alligator from the home, according to a recent Facebook post.

They were able to find the alligator a new home with a permitted rescue.

"Our jobs are NEVER boring!" RACC said in the Facebook post.

RACC also reminded citizens you're not supposed to have alligators as pets.

According to Virginia Code 29.1-569, it is a Class 2 misdemeanor to keep an American alligator -- or any exotic reptile not native to the Commonwealth -- in an enclosure they can escape or in no enclosure at all.