An anonymous tip to the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha Wednesday led to a surprising find. Society’s Vice President Mark Langan says a caller told them a three-foot alligator was being kept inside a home near 32nd and Cuming Street. They contacted police and received a search warrant. The caller was right. There was an alligator inside as well as a rat snake and 33 tortoises and turtles.
Langan says the animals are now at the Nebraska Humane Society receiving care. They were being kept in filthy conditions and show some signs of dehydration but will recover.
Omaha police assisted in serving the warrant and they made another shocking discovery. In an upstairs bedroom they found 76 marijuana plants. It was described as a sophisticated marijuana growing operation.
Police arrested 30 year old David Randall and he is facing a number of charges including animal cruelty and harboring a non-domestic animal.