Luckily this gator was mellow

March 9, 2011 4:29:21 AM PST
Was it a guard gator?

Authorities aren't sure.

Police report finding a 50-pound alligator in a raid on a Southern California grow house.

Brian Link, a commander with a state narcotics task force, says the reptile was surrounded by pot plants.

The alligator was turned over to an animal shelter.

Joel Almquist of the Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary calls the pot gator "very, very mellow."