Alligator spotted in Chicago park lagoon

  • An alligator swims in the Humboldt Park Lagoon Wednesday morning.

    An alligator swims in the Humboldt Park Lagoon Wednesday morning. Ashlee rezin/Sun-Times

  • "Alligator Bob," an animal expert with the Chicago Herpetological Society, sets alligator traps Wednesday in Humboldt Park Lagoon.

    "Alligator Bob," an animal expert with the Chicago Herpetological Society, sets alligator traps Wednesday in Humboldt Park Lagoon. Ashlee rezin/Sun-Times

  • An alligator is spotted swimming in Humboldt Park Lagoon early Wednesday.

    An alligator is spotted swimming in Humboldt Park Lagoon early Wednesday. Ashlee rezin/Sun-Times

 
 
Updated 7/10/2019 1:39 PM

Authorities on Tuesday were attempting to rescue a small alligator in Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon.

Several witnesses said they saw the creature about 4 p.m. as it surfaced from the water. One of the onlookers pointed from the shore and said, "Look, did you see it?"

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Chicago police said in a news conference that an alligator, about 4 or 5 feet long, was inside the lagoon. Police said the reptile would be trapped tonight and then relocated to a zoo for veterinary evaluation.

For the full report, visit chicago.suntimes.com.

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