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Exotic reptiles stolen from Australian zoo

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Nearly two dozen exotic reptiles were stolen from a zoo north of Sydney, Australia.

Officials think the thieves targeted the reptiles to sell on the black market.

The break-in took place overnight on Sunday. Snakes, lizards and geckos were grabbed out of their enclosures, according to the AFP.

A baby alligator was among the stolen creatures.

None of the animals that was stolen is considered dangerous to humans but could attack each other if they are kept together. Zoo keepers worry they might not survive long outside their climate-controlled environments.

The entire robbery reportedly lasted about seven minutes. Police had no suspects.

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