Alligator removed from basement of Ohio home

Police were called to an Ohio house to remove an alligator from a basement Thursday.

The homeowner voluntarily surrendered the 25-year-old reptile, Madison Township Police Department said on social media. It will be taken to an animal sanctuary in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The resident did not have a valid exotic animal permit, the Ohio Department of Agriculture said.

“Our 25-year-old scaly friend is retiring to an animal sanctuary in sunny Myrtle Beach,” police wrote on social media. “See ya later, alligator.”

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