Alligator fished out of pond

August 15, 2008 4:14:50 AM PDT
County wildlife control agents have evicted a neighbor of the Clintons - a 3-foot alligator fished from a pond in the tony New York suburb where the couple live.

An animal control field manager says police thought it was a joke at first when someone reported seeing a gator in Chappaqua, 30 miles northeast of New York City.

Trappers put chicken out to lure the alligator on Tuesday, but a raccoon ate the bait.

They returned to Pine Cliff Sanctuary on Wednesday with a deep-sea fishing pole. The gator became tangled in the fishing line.

Animal control officers say the alligator may have been a pet. They're trying to find it a new home in a sanctuary.


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