150 crocodiles, alligators and caimans rescued from Toronto home

TORONTO, Canada (KTRK) -- About 150 crocodiles, alligators and caimans were removed from a home in Toronto after the homeowner approached professionals for help, overwhelmed by his illegal animal collection.

CBC News reports the reptiles -- some more than nine feet long -- were kept at the home over the last 10 years.

Their owner contacted Indian River Reptile Zoo about the growing horde months ago, saying they were too much to handle and he would offer a donation to the sanctuary.

Bry Loyst, of the Indian River Reptile Zoo, told CBC News, "What do you do when it gets large it's just, most zoos can't accommodate animals like that. So it's not something that should be kept as pets."

CBC reports it's illegal to own such large reptiles in Toronto, though Animal Services says no complaints were ever made about the animals.
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