Police: 2-foot-long alligator caught on Detroit-area street

October 5, 2021 GMT

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.

Riverview is southwest of Detroit.

The gator is not the first to be captured outdoors this year in Michigan.

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.