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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say they removed a 32-inch (81-centimeter) long alligator and other animals from a northeast Wyoming residence where a woman is being evicted from.

Campbell County Animal Control Supervisor Jeanette Graves tells the Gillette News Record that a 40-year-old woman called Tuesday to ask for assistance with removing the animals from her home.

Graves says she found the alligator living in a 50-gallon steel horse tank alongside two tortoises.

She says the alligator weighs about 2 to 3 pounds (0.9 to 1.3 kilograms).

The woman also had a salamander, mice and a couple of cats.

Graves says the alligator is staying at the animal shelter while she is looking to send to Utah’s Reptile Rescue Service in Salt Lake City.


Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record,