WATCH: Animal Control removed eight-foot alligator from row home in North Philadelphia
Philadelphia Animal Control removed an eight-foot alligator from a North Philadelphia rowhome this morning.
Eight-Foot Alligator Removed from North Philadelphia Rowhome
According to Steve Keeley, a couple was living in the home and had a pet alligator in their basement.
Officials say a divorce led to the animal’s “surrender” after the owner’s ex-wife said she no longer wanted it in the basement. ACCT Philly is working to find a home for “Big Mack,” since it’s initial solution was only for a 5-foot-long gator.
The last time ACCT found a gator in FDR Park, they had no place to put it and were forced to euthanize the poor reptile.
Now, the gator removed today, named “Big Mack” by ACCT Philly, who has been raised in a pen since 2012, growing to be 8 feet long, while reaching 127 pounds will likely suffer the same fate.
So now, poor Big Mack here is likely going to be euthanized so great fucking job everyone.
Big Mack spent his life in a rowhome basement in North Philly, his owners get divorced, and now he’s going to be murdered.
Really great work by all. (Not Really, Assholes)
I’m never one for people to face criminal charges, but I definitely think whoever haves an eight-foot alligator in their basement deserves some type of penalty. That poor gator deserves better than to be in the basement of a rowhouse in North Philly and anyone who things otherwise clearly has no heart.
Honestly, I’m not really sure what’s up with the alligators in Philly.
Last summer, we had the emotional support alligator hanging around City Hall, which at the time, might have seemed cool but none of these types of animals/reptiles are supposed to be in cities.
This is also why I dislike zoos so much.
All of these animals are basically prisoners and having them as pets, fake emotional support props, or caged up in zoos just seems horrible. Knock it off with all of the big reptiles in the city. They aren’t supposed to be here.
On second thought, we’re not supposed to be here either so now I’m going to go dive down a rabbit hole about the existence of human life and the fact that we’re likely all living in a simulation.