Alligators popping up in the Windy City

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August 24, 2010 4:37:56 AM PDT
There are gators in Chi-Town.

A second alligator has been spotted in the Chicago River.

Yesterday, kids, their parents and dog walkers watched as the gator's eyes peaked above the water.

Experts say the 3-foot-long gator doesn't pose a threat to people unless cornered.

Earlier this month, a volunteer alligator hunter with the Chicago Herpetological Society captured a 2 1/2-foot long reptile.

The experts say they are most likely abandoned pets.

Officials add there's no way an alligator could survive a Chicago winter.


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