See ’ya later, alligator! Enjoy Florida

March 23, 2011 • Local News

Roswell’s American alligators, confiscated by Animal Control on Friday, have found a new home in Florida. The animals were discovered by the Chaves County Metro Narcotics Task Force as officials were executing a search warrant. The two juvenile alligators were being kept in overcrowded conditions in a 30-gallon aquarium.

Orlando Padilla, Animal Control officer, said it is illegal to keep the American alligators and the owners were in violation of city ordinance because the alligators were kept in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. However, the law required Animal Services maintain the animals for 72 Login to read more

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