Strange man shares home with alligators, snakes, & more
The 67-year-old Frenchman shares his home with 400 phobia-inducing creatures including the two alligators – one of which sleeps in his bed.
“Come here and make it snappy,” reptile fan Philippe Gillet commands his pets, Ali and Gator.
According to Mirror, He also has a cobra under his coffee table, a baby caiman, rattlesnakes, tarantulas and lizards at his home near Nantes.
He said: “When we get to know them, you can tell them to come and eat something for example.”
Gillet says the two alligators, named Ali and Gator, were rescued from a leather farm but most of the animals are pets that outstayed their welcome elsewhere and have been abandoned or donated.
“I think it’s unfair to treat these animals the way we do because we don’t understand them,” he told Reuters after feeding chicken to his alligators.
“We don’t understand them, we hate them, we think they’re horrible.”
Philippe Gillet feels his neighbours are welcomed because it is safe and most dangerous snakes are kept in a room behind two sets of doors although fire department warn people from entering into his house.