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Baby alligator found with drugs, guns in Florida arrest

Apr. 4, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

Florida authorities tracking a stolen car also discovered a little something unexpected — a baby alligator being kept as a pet. Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma held a press conference Friday to announce details of the arrest made the day before. A deputy ran a license plate number and discovered a car...

Officers find an alligator while responding to robbery

Apr. 1, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — Columbus Police discovered a live alligator while responding to an alleged robbery involving a gun and an Xbox. Police said that a caller reported a man with a gun in a dispute over the return of a Microsoft Xbox Monday afternoon, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Police arrested charged the...

California ban threatens Louisiana’s alligator industry

Mar. 14, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — Stephen Sagrera remembers the first time he saw one. The Vermilion Bay marsh went silent as his father cut the boat motor. In front of them, a craggy, reptilian head glided across the canal with the grace of a creature that’s dodged extinction for 35 million years. “When...

Tractor-trailers crash, close Alligator River bridge

Mar. 11, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, N.C. (AP) — Two tractor-trailers collided on the Alligator River bridge, shutting down the two-lane bridge and blocking a direct route to the Outer Banks for more than three hours, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Wednesday. The crash happened on the Alligator River bridge on US-64...

In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 photo from the Madison Township Police Department, a Madison Township Police officer assists state wildlife officials to retrieve an alligator being kept in the basement of a residence in Groveport, Ohio. (Madison Township Police Department/Ohio Department of Agriculture via AP)

Authorities seize alligator from Ohio basement

Feb. 28, 2020 2:24 PM EST

GROVEPORT, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio have seized an alligator that was being kept in the basement of a home. According to a Facebook post from the Madison Township Police Department, the owner of the 25-year-old reptile did not have an exotic animal permit and voluntarily surrendered the animal. ...