Chicago Gators

Reptiles have invaded the Windy City. For the second time this month, an alligator has been spotted in a downtown Chicago waterway. It has not yet been captured.

The nearly 4-foot long gator was seen in the North Branch of the Chicago River. A smaller alligator was spotted Aug. 6. The Chicago Herpetological Society hopes to capture them soon, because alligators won’t be able to survive the Chicago winter. It’s thought these loose gators are abandoned pets.


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