Cops have been greeted by a four-foot dwell crocodile whereas conducting a drug bust at a waterfront house in California Tuesday, authorities stated.
Officers discovered the crocodile simply earlier than 6:30 p.m. throughout a search of 44-year-old Donny Askar’s house in Oxnard, in line with the Oxnard Police Division.
Heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine have been additionally allegedly discovered within the residence.
The reptile had been “submerged in a poorly secured tank with rancid water,” cops stated, including that they have been apprehensive it might escape into the Channel Islands Harbor since Askar’s house is close to the ocean.
Officers with the California Division of Fish and Wildlife arrived on the scene to safe the crocodile.
In the meantime, cops arrested Askar and charged him with drug possession and animal cruelty.