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FITCHBURG (WKOW) --- The Environmental Health Division of Public Health Madison and Dane County is actively investigating a new Fitchburg restaurant after complaints they had live alligators on display on opening night.

Jeffrey Golden with Public Health says the presence of the animal in a restaurant is against health codes.

The restaurant Me & Julio opened this week on South Fish Hatchery Road. 

27 News spoke with the owner of the restaurant who says the alligators are from a reptile rescue.

Video courtesy of Adam Hills-Meyer and Lindsay Lemmer who were at the restaurant on Thursday.

Lemmer tells 27 News there were two of them,an adult you see in the video and a baby one.  Lemmer says the baby alligator had his mouth taped closed and that both were located in the bar area with patrons around them.

We are looking into this investigation and will have more here and on 27 News at 5 & 6.

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