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Video: US Officers Recover Alligator Stolen 20 Years Ago by Zoo Volunteer

A close-up of a crocodile, photographed on August 3, 2006.InternationalIndiaAfricaIt is illegal for people to take, sell, purchase or possess an alligator without a permit in Texas – that said, every so often someone wants an unusual pet so badly that they are willing to break the law.A female alligator named Tewa stolen from a Texas zoo by a woman 20 years ago, has finally been safely returned home after a neighbor reported the alligator to the police.After officers from Texas Parks and Wildlife seized the alligator, they called Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo in New Braunfels to see if they could take the animal into custody there. It was then that officials discovered that the gator had actually been stolen from that very zoo.