Police uncover stash of exotic animals in NY housing project

Six deadly snakes, including a boa constrictor and five pythons, were among the animals uncovered

By David Ariosto

NEW YORK — Animal control authorities removed 13 exotic pets from an apartment in a New York housing project, where the animals — which included two small alligators — were mostly kept in glass fish tanks, the NYPD said on Saturday.

Police officers had been conducting an unrelated search Friday afternoon when they came across two bearded dragons, two alligators, one gecko, one scorpion and a tarantula in a small Brooklyn apartment.

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