Alligator watch captures attention, but not Chance the Snapper
The search for the Humboldt Park Lagoon alligator stretched into its third day Thursday, drawing more onlookers to the park on Chicago's West Side.
Chicago Bulls mascot Benny showed up. So did two people promoting a new horror movie about alligator attacks.
And a day camp in the park worked alligators into nature lessons.
But the good humor and natural curiosity have a dark underside -- the abuse of animals, the risk to others and the lawbreakers who insist on keeping illegal pets.
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