Two alligators removed from Ont. home

Two American alligators seized from a Stouffville residence may soon have a new home overseas....

Two American alligators seized from a Stouffville residence may soon have a new home overseas. Little Ray's Reptile Zoo helped rescue the gators Wednesday and is currently caring for the animals at their facility in Ottawa. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OSPCA

Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 10:33 PM ET

TORONTO -- See ya later, alligators.

Two American alligators have been rescued from a Stouffville home by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals and temporarily relocated to a zoo in Ottawa.

But the reptiles may soon have new permanent digs overseas.

“We recently received information that two American alligators were being kept on a property in Stouffville,” OSPCA spokesman Brad Dewar said Thursday.

Acting on the tip, an OSPCA investigator visited the undisclosed residence Wednesday with York Regional Police “to check on the welfare of the animals.”

The investigator found the gators housed in a locked shed in the backyard.

“But the animals were being properly provided for,” Dewar said, adding the alligators were in good health so no charges were laid. “However, the owner was in breach of a municipal bylaw prohibiting exotic pets.”


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