Woman keeps giant crocodile as pet for 60 years

Woman Keeps Giant Crocodile as Pet for 60 Years

There are cat people, there are dog people, and now, it turns out there are crocodile people.

One woman has kept a massive pet crocodile in her backyard for the last 60 years.

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She received the reptile when she was just five years old from her dad, a crocodile hunter.

It has since grown to be 13 feet long.

The female croc, named Albert, was initially ordered as a pet for a man who placed the order while he was drunk.

He eventually sobered up, realized he was not Steve Irwin material, and regretted the order.

That's when the girl's father took Albert back, and passed the pet on to his daughter.

Saltwater crocodiles typically live to be about 70 years old; Albert is already 70.

Fortunately, Albert is housebroken, and is able to alert her humans when she's hungry.

The family has been able to keep their pet with a special permit.

Yes, in some states, it is legal to own a crocodile with the right paperwork.

Other animals that are surprisingly legal to own: capybaras, bobcats, servals, wallabies, and chimps.

However, just because it's legal, doesn't mean keeping these creatures as pets is a great idea.

For first timers, it might just make sense to start off with a turtle. Crikey.

If you think crocodiles are scary, check out this python that swallowed an entire croc WHOLE:

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