Police say it took several rounds of hide-and-seek before they could remove the reptile Sunday from the Monocacy Creek.
They say the alligator hid in deep water beneath the falls several times before Officer Eric Yeakel captured it.
A local reptile expert confirmed it was an alligator and took it to a reptile store for treatment.
Bethlehem Police are seeking the public's help in determining how it ended up in the creek.
Information from: The Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com