HOLLISTER, Calif. - An alligator... in Hollister? That's just what officers seized from a home last week while executing a search warrant.
"It’s always an adventure!" Hollister police wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday, along with a photo of an officer holding a five foot long gator, which had its mouth taped and head wrapped with a towel.
The Hollister Police Department said its officers were assisting the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team with a search warrant at a home on the west side of town.
In addition to the alligator, officers said they also located a ferret and a small indoor marijuana grow at the home.
The suspect was not at the residence at the time of the search, and no arrests were made. Authorities transported the animals to a permitted facility and the marijuana plants were seized as evidence, police said.
According to reports, the suspect was not permitted to be in possession of the animals. There's no word on what, if any charges the suspect will face.
It is illegal in California to own alligators and ferrets without a special permit.