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An Alligator Surfaces At A Chicago Lagoon And A City Snaps To Attention


Added 07-11-19 04:06:02pm EST - “The alligator was spotted in a city park on Tuesday, but has so far managed to evade capture, despite the efforts of a local wrangler known as Alligator Bob.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “An Alligator Surfaces At A Chicago Lagoon And A City Snaps To Attention”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A volunteer with the Chicago Herpetological Society, known as Alligator Bob, sets out in his canoe to find an alligator on the loose in a Chicago lagoon this week. NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

A volunteer with the Chicago Herpetological Society, known as Alligator Bob, sets out in his canoe to find an alligator on the loose in a Chicago lagoon this week.

It's the Cubs, Bulls and Bears that usually get Chicagoans talking, but this week the animal that has residents snapping to attention is a real live alligator cruising through a lagoon in the city.

The alligator, estimated to be between four and five-feet long, was spotted Tuesday in the unlikely locale of Humboldt Park on the city's West Side.

"The reptile will be humanely trapped and relocated to a zoo for veterinary evaluation," Chicago Police Spokeswoman Kellie Bartoli told NPR in an email.

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