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NSW alligator, python owner avoids jail

AAP logoAAP 29/07/2016

A NSW man has avoided jail after being found guilty of illegally keeping a menagerie of exotic animals including a baby alligator, a chameleon and two boa constrictors in his suburban home at Wollongong.

Kyle Page was found guilty of all 10 charges in a Port Kembla court last month after the animals, which he'd bought online, were found in 2014.

Four corn snakes, two Colombian red tailed boa constrictors, a pair of red eared slider turtles, an American alligator and a veiled chameleon were among the animals that were all euthanised by biosecurity officers.

Page has been given a suspended jail term with a good behaviour bond.

"The outcome of this case sends a strong message about the importance of our state's biosecurity by managing risks that impact our environment, economy and community," Director of Biosecurity compliance at the NSW Department of Primary Industries said.

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