POLICE and Department of Primary Industries have seized a number of exotic and native reptiles, including an alligator and boa constrictors, during the search of a home in Dapto yesterday.
About 4pm police and officers from the Department of Primary Industries conducted a search at a home on Bingara Avenue and allegedly found a number of exotic and native animals.They found and seized the following exotic animals:
- 1 x 18-inch Alligator
- 1x Veiled Chameleons
- 2 x Columbian Red Tail Boa Constrictors
- 2 x Slider turtles
- 3 x Corn snakes.
They also allegedly found and seized the following native animals:
- 2 x Bearded Dragons
- 1 x Netted Dragon
- 2 x Ridge Tailed Monitors
- 1 x Lace Monitor
- 1 x Darwin Carpet Snake
- 8 x Geckos (mixture of native & exotic species)
A 24-year-old man was spoken to by investigators and released without charging pending further inquiries. All reptiles were in good condition and not under threat.