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Baby alligator, snakes found in university dorm

/ Source: The Associated Press

A baby alligator, a diamondback rattlesnake, six pythons and three chameleons have been found in a University of Arkansas dorm room.

Campus police Lt. Gary Crain said Monday the reptiles — and four white mice that were apparently intended as lunch — were found in Maple Hill West.

UA student Jacob Miller of Marion told police that he and roommate Michael Robbins of West Memphis were getting the reptiles free online and selling them for a profit.

Crain says the two were not arrested but were fined by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission because it's illegal to possess alligators or rattlesnakes without certification as a handler.

Crain says police went to the room after dorm's resident director received an anonymous phone call reporting marijuana and reptiles inside.

He says no drugs were found.