Pawsitive Pet Care is a baby alligator Dec. 5 at their veterinary center in Waterloo, Iowa. Animal control officials say a resident bought the alligator after spotting an online advertisement but later learned Iowa law doesn't allow people to keep alligators or other exotic animals. The alligator acquired the name Chompey during a short stay at a pet care center before being quarantined in Des Moines while officials seek a permanent home at a sanctuary in a warmer climate.

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Pawsitive Pet Care is a baby alligator Dec. 5 at their veterinary center in Waterloo, Iowa. Animal control officials say a resident bought the alligator after spotting an online advertisement but later learned Iowa law doesn't allow people to keep alligators or other exotic animals. The alligator acquired the name Chompey during a short stay at a pet care center before being quarantined in Des Moines while officials seek a permanent home at a sanctuary in a warmer climate.

Officials seek sanctuary for Iowa alligator

The Associated Press

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WATERLOO, Iowa — Animal control officials in the Iowa city of Waterloo are seeking a new home for a baby alligator named Chompey.

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