April 19 (UPI) -- Authorities conducting a search on a California home said they ended up seizing a ferret and a 5-foot alligator.
The Hollister Police Department said officers joined personnel from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team in executing a search warrant for possession of restricted species on the home in Hollister.
"During the search warrant, officers located a 5-foot alligator, a ferret and a small indoor marijuana grow," the department said. "The animals were seized to be taken to a properly permitted facility and plants taken as evidence."
Police said no one was home at the time of the search and no arrests were made.