California woman has her 8ft alligator pet seized by cops after claims she was feeding it feral cats after the creature was found surrounded by kitten carcasses

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California animal control discovered an eight-foot alligator surrounded by the bodies of two cats at a suburban Los Angeles home on Monday.

The female crocodile named Jaxson was found in a box with a lid at the home of Laura Mattson, who had been caring for the reptile for years, possibly decades.

‘It was found under foliage and debris. You had to be looking for it to locate it,’ said Mark Salazar, of field operations director for Los Angeles Animal Services, who said experts estimate Jaxson is 40 years old.

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