Police near Detroit seize 300 exotic animals from 'bootleg zookeeper'

Published: Aug. 17, 2019 at 9:16 AM EDT
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Suburban Detroit police say they've seized more than 300 hedgehogs and other animals that were being kept by what they're calling a "bootleg zookeeper."

The Romulus Police Department says it also rescued six Flemish giant rabbits, three large iguanas, two kangaroos, a peacock, an Arctic fox and a 16-foot, 200-pound reticulated python Thursday from a building on one of the city's main roads.

Police say they were acting on a call from a concerned resident.

They say the animals have been turned over to experts who can properly take care of them.

Police say they're questioning a suspect.