NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police executing a search warrant on a Brooklyn apartment discovered a caiman, a large South American reptile.
The animal was kept in a tank in the living room of the apartment at 21 East 21st Street, according to the NYPD.
Officers also recovered a loaded .380 semi-automatic handgun and a quantity of crack cocaine.
They arrested 41-year-old Habakkuk Tracey on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a loaded firearm, and wild animal prohibited.
The caiman is a large aquatic reptile found in the swamps and tropical rivers that cover Central and South America. They are most closely related to alligators and crocodiles.
Police find large reptile, along with drugs and gun inside Brooklyn apartment