Pinellas Park Police posted this photo on Facebook last night with the caption:
Last night one of our local alligators decided he wanted to try out for a K9 position. Turns out his bite is a little much so he was kindly released back to his home.
Police were contacted to check out something suspicious along US 19 on Tuesday morning. It turned out to be an alligator trying to cross the road which PD were able to rescue with a dog leash. Thank goodness someone called this in because it could have caused a serious accident.
Here in Tampa Bay we are used to stories about alligators roaming in all the places they aren’t supposed to be, but what about Chicago? Chicago animal experts are right now trying to catch a 6 foot alligator that somehow ended up in the Chicago lagoon. They’ll catch the gator and take him to a zoo where he can grow up. Somebody must have taken their pet that got too big in the pond.