Landlord Finds Seven-Foot Alligator Named Catfish In Hot Tub While Trying To Evict Tenant

A landlord in Kansas City was evicting a tenant when he came across a seven-foot alligator in a hot tub. The home owner also discovered pythons and a rabbit.

The massive 200 lb. alligator was discovered during the eviction in the 5500 block of Phelps Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Animal control began wrangling the reptile just after 9 a.m. and were forced to call a specialist from Greenwood, Missouri. Because Kansas City doesn’t allow residents to keep alligators as pets, his next home will be at the Monkey Island Rescue and Sanctuary in Greenwood.

Sean Casey, the 35-year-old tenant, said his pet alligator was “gentle as a puppy.” Casey said he owned the gator, named Catfish, for around four years and had “cuddled” with it.

“The animal control people could have jiggled his harness and he would have been smiling, ready to go outside,” he said. “I could call him and say, ‘Here, kitty, kitty, kitty,’ and he’ll come right to me. He’s like a dog.”