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Alf

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Weird news for sure.

A tip of the ball cap to @The Night Nurse.

(CNN) -- It was a totally normal Tuesday in Chicago's Humboldt Park until someone spotted an alligator lurking in the park's lagoon.

What started as a few eyebrow-raising photos turned into an intensive search as the Chicago Police Department and the city's animal control raced to find the animal. Sure enough, gator business was afoot.

A viewer named Rencie Horst-Ruiz sent us these photos of an apparent alligator in Humboldt Park this AM #Chicago pic.twitter.com/uW866EYX6R
— Rafer Weigel (@RaferWeigel) July 9, 2019​

The police "independently confirmed the alligator is in the lagoon," Chicago PD spokesman Anthony Gugliemi said via Twitter. "State reptile specialists say it is between 4 and 5 feet long." Gugliemi said the reptile will be humanely trapped and relocated to a zoo for veterinary evaluation.

It's not every day one of the most popular parks in one of the biggest cities in the country plays host to an alligator -- at least, nowhere north of Miami. According to CNN affiliate WBBM, people lined up along the bridges of the Humboldt lagoon to catch a glimpse of the interloper.

"An unusual news day," is how the Chicago PD put it on social media.
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--Al
 
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Alf

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CHICAGO — The alligator in the Humboldt Park Lagoon was spotted Wednesday as crews continue their attempt to capture the animal.

The gator was first spotted Tuesday morning by photographer Ren Horst-Ruiz who was taking pictures with clients.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi later confirmed that a 4 to 5 foot alligator was living in the lagoon at one of the city's most popular parks.

Officials couldn't say how the creature got there, but the likely scenario is that someone owned him and dumped him in the Humboldt Park Lagoon once it got too big.
CHICAGO — Efforts will continue Thursday to capture the alligator in the Humboldt Park Lagoon.

The gator was first spotted Tuesday morning by photographer Ren Horst-Ruiz who was taking pictures with clients, as was later confirmed by Chicago police.

Experts put new traps in the lagoon in hopes the animal will swim into one and be safely removed.

The alligator has been spotted by spectators several times over the past few days — including our WGN photographers.
Here is a page with a video of the 'gator on the WGN-TV grounds.

Here is the link to the Wednesday, 10 July 2019 story.

Here is the link to the Thursday, 11 July 2019 story.

--Al
 

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ChaosKitty

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Here is a page with a video of the 'gator on the WGN-TV grounds.

Here is the link to the Wednesday, 10 July 2019 story.

Here is the link to the Thursday, 11 July 2019 story.

--Al
I can tell you exactly how it got there: some idiot put it there when it got to big after getting it as a baby. This is really pretty laughable having been in Texas, Louisiana and Florida when they crawl outta the canals, swamps & marshes, on a side note they are actually good mothers for reptiles
this isn't the one I was looking for they make cute noises and moms are very defensive of them
 
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