From camels in Wiltshire to bush vipers in Redditch, a veritable menagerie of wild animals is being kept in homes across Britain.
A family of scammers have been jailed after making £300,000 by conning people into believing the puppies they were buying were much-loved pets when in reality the dogs were being bred and traded like 'commodities'.
A kookaburra has been spotted living wild in the Suffolk countryside.
The bird, which is a member of the kingfisher family, is native to Australia and is an unusual sight in the UK.
An alligator at a US zoo had to undergo surgery after veterinarians discovered 70 coins in the animal's stomach.
The coins were found in a rare, 36-year-old leucistic alligator, which has translucent white skin and blue eyes.