2 snakes, young alligator taken from Ohio home

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have seized two large snakes, a young alligator and other animals from a central Ohio home after neighbors complained to the local humane society.

Two anacondas, a young alligator, two rabbits and two dogs were removed Friday from a home in Lancaster, roughly 30 miles southeast of Columbus.

A humane officer tells the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette (http://ohne.ws/1haSLu5 ) that authorities expect to file neglect charges against the owner. He says the dogs, both English mastiffs, showed signs of neglect. They're being cared for at the local humane society.

Its director says the animals' owner didn't have proper permits to have exotic animals.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture took the alligator. Columbus Zoo officials took the snakes.

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Information from: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com

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