That’s a strange place to find an alligator.
Residents of Denver Borough, Pennsylvania, had a more unusual weekend to close out June this past Saturday.
Someone discovered a 3-foot long alligator in their yard! According to a Facebook post by the East Cocalico Township Police Department, the strange discovery happened on the 900 block of Sycamore Drive.
A reptile expert helped officers capture the reptile, and they took it to Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary in Elm, Pennsylvania. It’ll stay there for a few weeks before official send it to a more permanent home at a wildlife sanctuary in Tampa, Florida.
“99% of alligator cases we see involve pet gators that are given up or abandoned in 10 years or less, usually 2-3 years. We’ve never met a pet alligator in Pennsylvania that has been kept for its entire lifespan of 30-50 years,” the post reads.
Meanwhile, East Cocalico Officers are trying to figure out where the lost gator came from. Anyone with information can call the department at 717-336-1725.