Gator found along Schuylkill River

PHILADELPHIA - October 17, 2008

But that's just what the Philadelphia Police Marine Unit found when they were called to Duck Island in the Schuylkill River Thursday night.

The four-foot-long gator was found at about 8 p.m.

Officers think it was probably somebody's pet, outgrew its welcome and then was left in the river.

Philadelphia Animal Control officials now have the gator.

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