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U.S. Marshals find alligator in fish tank during arrest in Willoughby Hills

Posted at 3:50 PM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-15 15:53:00-04

U.S. Marshals found an alligator while arresting a man at his residence in Willoughby Hills on Thursday.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and Willoughby Hills police arrested Robert Watson, 31, for probation violations stemming from a drug trafficking conviction.

While conducting a search of his residence, officers found a three-foot Caiman Alligator in a fish tank. Animal control was notified and will determine if the animal is prohibited.

Here's a photo of a Caiman, via the San Antonio Aquarium.