RIVERVIEW, Mich. (AP) — Southeastern Michigan’s Riverview never will be confused with the Florida Everglades, but it sure looked like home to a baby alligator found roaming through one of its neighborhoods.
Police responded Sunday night to a report of the reptile and found the 2-foot-long (.6-meter-long) alligator walking in a street. Officers later placed the alligator with a local expert on reptiles.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 7,505 New COVID-19 Cases, 118 Deaths
Riverview is southwest of Detroit.
The gator is not the first to be captured outdoors this year in Michigan.READ MORE: Preserving Legacy, Sister’s Return To Revitalize Childhood Neighborhood, After Seeing Increase In Blight
A 3-foot-long (.9-meter-long) alligator was removed last month from a Tuscola County pond, about 86 miles (138 kilometers) north of Detroit.
In August, a city worker used a fishing pole and lure to snag another 3-foot-long alligator from a sewage pond in Stanton, 154 miles (247 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.MORE NEWS: MDOT: Here's A List Of Weekend Construction In Metro Detroit
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