A drugs bust in Florida led to police finding a raccoon inside a bird cage when the home of David Watson, 50, in Port St. Lucie was searched.
Police also found vials human growth hormones (HGH) in Watson's refrigerator, and cocaine and marijuana in the house.
Police say they believe the raccoon spent all day, every day in the cage, never being let out.
"The only door that opened up to the cage was zip-tied shut," Master Sgt. Frank Sabol said. "And the raccoon was obese."
Along with the raccoon, police also confiscated several rabbits, a snake and two kittens.
Watson's mother came up from Miami to care for most of the animals. The raccoon was transferred to a wildlife shelter in Jupiter.
Watson was arrested and was taken to the St. Lucie County Jail for booking.