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.
Photos: Romulus Police Department)