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Officers remove alligator from Kirkland home

SEATTLE (AP) - King County officials say a 4-foot alligator has been removed from a Kirkland home by animal control officers. Officials say the owner of the alligator fully cooperated with authorities. Under Kirkland law, it's illegal to have exotic animals without a permit. The animal _ named "Bruiser," was being housed in an unheated enclosure in the owner's garage.

The alligator has been moved to a reptile specialist in Monroe who will foster the animal until a suitable home is found.

 

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