Authorities are considering hitting an Ohio man with animal cruelty charges for keeping a 7-foot alligator in his basement!!
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton took the big ol' gator from the man's Huber Heights home on Sunday after being tipped off to possible mistreatment of the animal.
Officials who saw the gator said it wasn't being kept in proper conditions or being fed a good diet.
Its growth was stunted for its age, and its health was deteriorating in other ways too.
The alligator is being moved to a refuge in Florida after video of the owner and others taunting the gator appeared on Facebook.
We hope they slap this jerk with all sorts of legal charges!
Don't be cruel to animals!! Even the big, scary ones!
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
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