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Frenchman shares home with 400 reptiles

Philippe Gillet gives chicken to his alligator Ali in his living room in Coueron near Nante. Over two decades, Gillet has amassed a collection of more than 400 phobia-inducing animals, including rattlesnakes, tarantulas and lizards in his home.   
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Philippe Gillet gives chicken to his alligator Ali in his living room in Coueron near Nante. Over two decades, Gillet has amassed a collection of more than 400 phobia-inducing animals, including rattlesnakes, tarantulas and lizards in his home. ...more

Philippe Gillet gives chicken to his alligator Ali in his living room in Coueron near Nante. Over two decades, Gillet has amassed a collection of more than 400 phobia-inducing animals, including rattlesnakes, tarantulas and lizards in his home. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Philippe Gillet, 67 year-old Frenchman who lives with more than 400 reptiles and tamed alligators, looks at his black cobra in his living room in Coueron near Nantes, France September 19, 2018. Picture taken September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Philippe Gillet, 67 year-old Frenchman who lives with more than 400 reptiles and tamed alligators, looks at his black cobra in his living room in Coueron near Nantes, France September 19, 2018. Picture taken September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Philippe Gillet, 67 year-old Frenchman who lives with more than 400 reptiles and tamed alligators, looks at his black cobra in his living room in Coueron near Nantes, France September 19, 2018. Picture taken September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Gillet says he has all the necessary permits to keep and transport the animals for roadshows which he runs to raise awareness about reptiles.

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Gillet says he has all the necessary permits to keep and transport the animals for roadshows which he runs to raise awareness about reptiles. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Gillet says he has all the necessary permits to keep and transport the animals for roadshows which he runs to raise awareness about reptiles. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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He insists the locals do not mind their unusual neighbors and regularly pop in for coffee, safe in the knowledge that the most dangerous snakes are kept in a room behind two sets of doors.

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He insists the locals do not mind their unusual neighbors and regularly pop in for coffee, safe in the knowledge that the most dangerous snakes are kept in a room behind two sets of doors. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

He insists the locals do not mind their unusual neighbors and regularly pop in for coffee, safe in the knowledge that the most dangerous snakes are kept in a room behind two sets of doors. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Philippe Gillet looks at a tarantula in his house. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Philippe Gillet looks at a tarantula in his house. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Philippe Gillet looks at a tarantula in his house. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Gillet poses with a python in his house. 

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Gillet poses with a python in his house. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Gillet poses with a python in his house. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Gillet looks at his Cuvier's dwarf caiman.

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Gillet looks at his Cuvier's dwarf caiman. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Gillet looks at his Cuvier's dwarf caiman. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Gillet gives a banana to his iguana in his garden. 

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Gillet gives a banana to his iguana in his garden. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Gillet gives a banana to his iguana in his garden. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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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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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. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

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. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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