Police captured a foot-long alligator that was spotted roaming around a residential Lowell, Massachusetts neighborhood over the July Fourth weekend.
Lowell police say they received a call around 7:30 p.m. Sunday reporting the alligator was walking down a street in the city's Highlands neighborhood. Responding officers located the animal along the side of the road.
Animal control officers arrived on the scene and took custody of the alligator. It was transported to a facility specializing in reptile rehabilitation for an evaluation.
There's no word on where the alligator came from
This isn't the first time an alligator has turned up in Lowell.
The Boston Globe reports a two-foot alligator was spotted swimming in the city's Merrimack Canal in 2012.
We grow them a whole lot bigger down here in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida in our great wild outdoors!
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.