Archive for Monday, July 13, 2015

Wichita animal control officers seek home for alligator

July 13, 2015

— Wichita animal control officials are trying to figure out what to do with a 3-foot alligator that turned up in a local yard and gave its eventual captors all sorts of fits.

The Wichita Eagle reports the reptile was discovered Friday night and took five law enforcement officers to subdue.

Police spokesman Lt. James Espinoza says the alligator did not belong to the people who live at the home where it was found. Police believe it was being kept as a pet until its owner didn't want it anymore and dumped it in the yard.

Espinoza says the animal was pretty aggressive toward police and animal control officers.

It's being kept at the animal shelter in a cage designed to hold alligators.

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