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A “bootleg zookeeper” has been housing a number of exotic animals in the metro Detroit area, but not anymore…

According to the Associated Press, Romulus Police recovered hundreds of exotic animals from a building located off Ecorse Road.

It was a concerned resident who contacted the authorities and tipped them off. Animal Control officers and the Detectives Bureau executed a search warrant and uncovered  more than 300 hedgehogs, six Flemish giant rabbits, three large iguanas, two kangaroos, a peacock, an Arctic fox and a 16-foot, 200-pound reticulated python in the Romulus building.

The animals were given to various experts to provide proper care for them.

Police are in the process of questioning a suspect.

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Photos: Romulus Police Department)