3-ft-long alligator collared in Michigan

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June 3, 2010 4:52:48 AM PDT
Police in a Detroit suburb have picked up an unusual suspect: a 3-foot-long alligator.

Deputy Chief James Nardone says officers nabbed the reptile Tuesday as it strolled along a suburban street in Trenton, Mich.

He says the gator is probably someone's pet. He joked Wednesday that it likely didn't swim into the suburb, which is perched on the shore of the Detroit River.

Authorities are holding the alligator at an animal control office until it can be moved to a nonprofit rescue that handles abandoned exotic animal cases in nearby Belleville.


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