|Published:||Aug 21, 2013 11:01 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 21, 2013 11:01 AM EDT|
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man has been charged with poaching after his mother called authorities about a baby alligator he was keeping in her bathtub.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office reports that 45-year-old Sean Lewis was arrested Monday. He was being held on $2,500 bail.
Lewis' mother told deputies that she had asked him to get the reptile out of the Deltona home. After several days, the woman got tired of waiting and called deputies to remove the animal.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://goo.gl/6hVLfm ) reports that the tub was set up like an aquarium, half-filled with water and a cinderblock in the middle for the small gator to lie on.
Lewis told investigators a friend dropped off the alligator and was supposed to come back for it but did not.
Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com
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