A 6-foot alligator has been removed from a hot tub in Kansas City Home.



A Missouri landlord stumbled upon the 150-pound beast in a hot tub when he was evicting a tenant.

The tenant described the huge reptile as ''gentle as a puppy'' after animal control workers were called to the home on Wednesday.

He revealed that he had owned the alligator for four years and had named it 'Catfish'.

They also discovered two boa constrictors and a rabbit.

The Kansas City Star reports a specialist removed the alligator, which was at least 6ft (1.8 metres) long.

A spokesperson for the city's Neighbourhood and Housing Services Department says that Kansas City doesn't allow homeowners to have alligators.

Catfish will be temporarily housed at the Monkey Island Rescue and Sanctuary in nearby Greenwood.

The snakes and rabbit were taken to an animal shelter.