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A Phoenix man tried to sell a tiger cub online, police say

A man was arrested at his home on Monday night after reports that he tried to sell a tiger cub on social media, Phoenix police said Tuesday.

Carlos Castro-Alcaraz, 25, was taken into custody after police served a search warrant on a home near 27th Avenue and Baseline Road.

A video released by police shows the cub in a wire pet crate in what appears to be a closet.

Authorities said other animals were also found at the home, including baby snapping turtles and a young American alligator. The animals were turned over to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for care, police said.

Senior digital editor Sky Schaudt joined KJZZ in 2015. Prior to working at KJZZ, Schaudt was a digital news editor at azcentral.com for nearly a decade.