District of Columbia police officers found a 4-foot alligator while on patrol Wednesday in the 3500 block of Brothers Place, SE., authorities said.
Don't worry joggers and kayakers. The animal was found in a home that officers were executing a search warrant on.
According to a police report, the residents were on the front porch when Sgt. Joseph Haggerty and other responding officers arrived. They explained that they had a warrant to search the home. While inside they found the alligator, estimated to be 4 or 5 years old, in the basement.
D.C. animal control will be helping to relocate the alligator to a safe habitat.
The animal found can be seen in the photo on the right in the tweet below; the photo on the left was meant as a model to show the size of the actual alligator found.
For more information on animal laws in D.C., visit this website.