Police get calls about animals hit on the road all the time.
Drivers traveling down Interstate 465 in Indianapolis, Indiana, were shocked to see an animal that should not be there at the 48-mile marker: a two-foot alligator. The critter was found on Sunday, September 17, at 3:00 PM (after the call caught everyone in the department by surprise!). Sergeant John Perrine of the Indiana State Police took a pose with the rescued toothy reptile and shared it on Twitter.
When was the last time you spotted an alligator along the highway in this cornbelt state? In Florida, this story would be more of an everyday occurrence. Wild alligators do not exist as far north as Indiana.
The sad part of this story is that it appears the alligator was thrown from a car. It died before animal control reached the scene. Indiana State Police ask anyone who has information to please call 317-899-8577.