10 Famous Weird Pets in History

John Quincy Adams’ alligator

In 1826, the Marquis de Lafayette gave John Quincy Adams an alligator. Like any modern-day presidential pet, the Adams’ alligator was allowed to live in the White House with the First Family. It is unclear whether the ‘gator was confined or let free in the house, but it’s safe to say that John Q. never saw an episode of Swamp People.