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.

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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.”

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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.

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“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.

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“We don’t understand them, we hate them, we think they’re horrible.”

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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.