Keeping exotic and dangerous pets in the 60s was in vogue. You just had to nip down to your local Harrods to pick yourself up a lion. And it certainly wasn't that unusual to see the odd woman walking her leopard or tiger through town. Nowadays you have to be granted a license under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act to keep a croc in your kitchen. Behind London's closed doors there are officially around 100 potentially lethal animals still being kept as pets and many more being kept illegally. We take a look at the top 8 most dangerous pets.
These muscley reptiles can grow up to 14ft in length and weigh up to 4 stone. They are normally docile pets, however they can be dangerous especially if threatened. The advice is to always be around them with someone else just in case you get in to difficulty.
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