Chance the Snapper Alligator Is Captured in Chicago Park Lagoon

first_imgLast week, the alligator, which was nicknamed “Chance the Snapper,” was caught lurking around the lagoon by multiple witnesses, CNN reported. People speculated if the gator sighting was real or a hoax, considering alligators are not native to Illinois. Even though they called Robb for assistance, authorities still had trouble finding the creature and they had to partially close the park until it was safely extracted from the area.“The alligator had captured the imaginations of the city and beyond and has united residents who have been following this story for the last week,” Chicago Animal Care and Control said in a Facebook post. “The City’s top priority all along has been to keep residents and park visitors safe while facilitating the humane capture of the alligator.” More on Geek.com:Sneaky 4-Foot Alligator Caught Swimming in Chicago Park LagoonTenn. Police Warn of ‘Meth-Gators,’ Urge Users Not to Flush DrugsLouisiana Officials Warn of Snakes, Alligators in Flood Waters According to Gandurski, the alligator, which was described as “beautiful and healthy in nature,” was captured in a safe and humane manner. The reptile will stay at Chicago Animal Care and Control until he can be sent to an alligator sanctuary for extended care. Georgia Man Catches Gigantic 14-Foot AlligatorHunters Catch ‘Monster’ 13-Foot Alligator in Mississippi River An alligator recently spotted in the Humboldt Park Lagoon in Chicago was captured after hiding from officials for almost a week.The reptile, which was approximately 5 feet in length and weighed 30 to 40 pounds, was removed from the lagoon on Monday night, Kelley Gandurski, Chicago Animal Care and Control’s director, announced at a press conference on Tuesday. The male alligator was safely taken out of the lagoon by Frank Robb, a Florida-based alligator expert, who was hired by city animal control officials to search for the creature, Fox News reported. Stay on targetlast_img read more