Scaly, scary lodgers: Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

Philippe Gillet, 67 year-old Frenchman who lives with more than 400 reptiles and tamed alligators, gives chicken to his alligator Ali in his living room in Coueron near Nantes, France September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

COUERON, France (Reuters) – In an unassuming house on France’s River Loire, a cobra lives on the coffee table, a 50 kg (110-pound) tortoise roams the garden and a two-meter (seven-foot) alligator sleeps in the owner’s bed while another keeps watch at the door. Over two decades, 67-year-old reptile enthusiast Philippe Gillet has amassed a […]

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