Pot Growers Use Alligator to Protect $1.5 Million Stash
Credit State of Connecticut Department of Public Safety
During a drug raid, California narcotics investigators found a $1.5 million marijuana growing operation and a 55-pound alligator guarding it.
The Riverside County came across the gator guard, who was surrounded by pot plants , while searching a residential home in Hemet, Calif., on March 7. Officials named the 4-foot-long reptile Wally and referred to him as a "watchgator."
After seizing nearly 2,300 pot plants, the narcotics task force turned Wally over to an animal shelter, as alligators are illegal to keep as pets in California.
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