Gator in cage, tortoise in pool on Fla. property

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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 9:06 am | Updated: 1:50 pm, Tue Jan 28, 2014.

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Police and code enforcement officers responding to a complaint discovered dozens of animals - including an alligator in a cage and tortoises in the swimming pool - at a home in Clearwater.

Officials found the critters on Thursday. Besides the gator and tortoises, animals found at the home included chickens, roosters and a pig. Clearwater public safety spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts says the owners of the home could face city ordinance violations and a misdemeanor charge for possessing the alligator.

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