Latest The Independent Florida Alligator Stories

2009-08-31 18:42:14

Authorities in New Jersey said a 30-inch alligator was captured in the town of Sparta while a larger gator remained on the loose in Trenton. Sparta police said a man discovered the 30-inch reptile behind the grill on his deck while preparing for a barbecue Aug. 22, the Morris County (N.J.) Daily Record reported Monday. The alligator was captured by an animal control officer and turned over to the state Division of Fish and Wildlife. Authorities said they have not yet determined the origins of...

2009-08-12 14:35:00

Florida police were called to break up a bizarre tug-of-war that broke out between several middle school children and a 10-foot alligator, witnesses said. Observers said the small group of children in Harbordale tied a raw chicken to the end of a large rope Tuesday to attract the attention of an alligator swimming in a canal. The plan worked too well when the gator devoured the chicken and got its snout stuck on the rope, which the children weren't willing to give up, the St. Petersburg...

2005-09-08 17:49:14

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles officials, still unable to catch an alligator that stunned them by surfacing in a city lake last month, now face a doubly vexing situation -- a second renegade gator. The second reptile was seen basking in a drainage canal this week by residents in the gritty neighborhood of Harbor City, not far from where wranglers have spent weeks chasing the first alligator, "Reggie," around murky Lake Machado. City parks officials were so...

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