Berks Co. man finds alligator in fish pond

August 3, 2012 3:38:22 PM PDT
A Berks County man made an unusual find in his pond on Friday afternoon - an alligator.

It happened around noon on the 200 block of Fredericksville Road in Rockland Township.

49-year-old Robert Hipp says he found the three-foot long animal in his fish pond.

With the help of his children, Hipp caught the gator and placed it into a box.

Police later arrived and transported the gator - named Little Rocky - to their barracks in Reading.

Authorities plan to contact the Lehigh Valley Zoo about taking possession of the alligator.