Fire chief: ‘Elusive’ alligator caught in rural Maryland
ADAMSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A fire chief in rural Maryland says an "elusive" 3-foot-long alligator has finally been caught.
WJLA-TV reports the alligator was caught Saturday in a retention pond on...
Florida man accused of forcing small alligator to drink beer
PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a Florida man who provoked a small alligator into biting his arm and poured beer into the animal's mouth.
Another alligator found in Pittsburgh, 7th this year
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another alligator has turned up in Pittsburgh, the seventh this year.
George DeSavage tells WTAE-TV he and his girlfriend spotted it along the Allegheny River as the sun...
Headless gator found on shoulder of Florida road
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife investigators want to know what happened to an alligator found without its head on the side of a roadway.
Alligator rescued from Michigan school pond residing at zoo
TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) — An alligator rescued from a southeastern Michigan school pond is doing well in its new digs at a zoo.
Staff from the Indian Creek Zoo in Lambertville on Friday...
Caiman takes up residence in Michigan school biology pond
TEMPERANCE, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan school district is warning students and others to stay away from a biology pond after a caiman was spotted swimming in it.
Hunters bagged 918 alligators on Mississippi public waters
Great weather, high water and increasing expertise made for a good alligator season in Mississippi's public waters, says state alligator program coordinator Ricky Flynt.
Alligator Lighthouse swim won by St. Pete Beach man
ISLAMORADA, Fla (AP) — A Florida swimmer has posted the fastest time among 460 participants during an open-water swimming competition in the Florida Keys.
Alligator bites Florida woman after she steps on it
LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say an alligator bit a woman after she accidentally stepped on it at a Florida wildlife sanctuary.
Alligator bites woman’s leg at Florida wildlife refuge
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an alligator bit a 31-year-old woman on the leg as she was working at a Florida wildlife refuge.
Hunters nab giant minutes after alligator season opens
GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — Soon after alligator season opened at noon on Friday with favorable conditions, two Mississippi hunters caught a giant that could break a state record.
Louisiana wildlife refuge to close for alligator harvest
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will close the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge this week to hold its annual controlled alligator harvest.
Alligator hunting season opens Friday in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's 2019 alligator season officially opens Friday at noon.
WLBT-TV reports the season will open for 10 days and will close at noon on Monday, Sept. 9.
Officer investigating squatters finds gator inside apartment
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana police officer sent to investigate squatters who had taken over an abandoned apartment found an alligator lurking inside instead.
Authorities: Woman pulls gator from pants during stop
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida woman who pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop and illegally possessed numerous other wild animals has been sentenced...
Sanctuary closure prompts search for new homes for animals
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A search is underway to find new homes for nearly 500 animals, including lions, tigers, alligators, owls and wolves, after officials announced a long-struggling Southern...
South Carolina woman attacked by alligator while walking dog
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman is recovering after being bitten by an alligator near her home in Hilton Head Island.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago isn't quite ready to say see you later, alligator.
The Chicago Sun Times reports that officers serving a search warrant at a northwest side house found a 3-foot...
Chicago spent $33,600 on hunt for alligator in city park
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago's efforts to wrangle an alligator who was found living in a park lagoon this summer cost more than $33,600.
BERLIN (AP) — This caiman went: Swiss authorities say they're calling off the hunt for an alligator-like reptile spotted in an inland lake, declaring it "a phantom."
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are investigating two men after claims that a second alligator was caught in a park lagoon, alleging "inconsistencies" in their story.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman heard a splash coming from her backyard swimming pool in the middle of the night, and when she went outside to check on it, she found a 7-foot...
Trapper removes alligator from Florida neighborhood
MIAMI (AP) — Officials say a trapper was called after a 9-foot-long (3-meter-long) alligator was spotted walking along a sidewalk in a South Florida neighborhood.
DAYTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man fatally shot an escaped alligator after he says the reptile lunged at him at his rural Michigan property.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City couple captured a 3-foot (1-meter) alligator in their local park and taped its mouth before calling police to pick the animal up.
Baby alligator found in Long Island swimming pool
BAYPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Bayport, Long Island family found an 8-inch (20-centimeter) baby alligator swimming in their pool over the weekend.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials say high water means people are seeing more alligators than usual, and feeding them is dangerous.
State wildlife officials sent out a news release...
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — An alligator that eluded capture for days in a Chicago lagoon is settling in its new home in Florida.
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park said in a...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An extremely rare albino alligator that lived at the South Carolina Aquarium has died.
The aquarium posted on its Facebook page that the 22-year-old alligator named...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A baby alligator was found far from the tropics in the parking lot of a grocery store outside Pittsburgh on Friday morning, the fourth alligator discovered near the city since...
LORETTO, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have asked residents not to toss drugs down the toilet, saying it could create "meth-gators" and stoned waterfowl.
Florida expert captures elusive alligator at Chicago lagoon
CHICAGO (AP) — The alligator had a good run as day after day the people hunting for him in a Chicago lagoon came up empty, but in the end he was no match for an expert the city shipped in from...
EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut environmental officials are investigating a report that an alligator was spotted near a lake in East Lyme.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on alligator captured in a lagoon in a Chicago public park (all times local):
An alligator that eluded Chicago authorities for a week has met with...
75-year-old Florida man kicks alligator, saves dog
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — A 75-year-old Florida man says he kicked an alligator in the snout after it attacked his dog.
Buddy Ackerman says the 8-foot (2.44-meter) gator came from a retention...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police investigators have cracked the case: A 4-5 foot alligator is living in a lagoon at one of the city's most popular parks.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A severely decomposed body has been found in a Florida lake, surrounded by alligators.
St. Petersburg police spokeswoman Yolanda Frenandez tells the Tampa Bay...
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Missouri scientists are trying to save the state's dwindling population of alligator gar, one of the country's largest and most feared species of fish.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The owner of an alligator that escaped from a Pittsburgh home last month is facing charges stemming from the discovery of numerous animals at the residence.
COLUMBIA, La. (AP) — Some 14 alligator snapping turtles reared at a fish hatchery are now swimming about in the wild in Louisiana.
Wednesday's release at Boeuf (BUFF) Wildlife Management...
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a man found dead in a pond with alligator bites did not die in a gator attack.
LULING, La. (AP) — Police say a Louisiana deputy trying to remove an alligator from a backyard has been bitten by the animal.
NOLA.com / The Times-Picayune reports the bite happened Monday...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There have been several reports of alligators in north Alabama in recent weeks, including in the Tennessee River.
An alligator was recently spotted by a man walking...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities have seized more than 30 animals — many of them exotic — from a Pittsburgh home where a 5-foot (1.52-meter)-long alligator escaped last week.
MOORINGSPORT, La. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Louisiana say an alligator took a bite out of one of their patrol cars.
WBRZ-TV reports deputies were called Monday to Louisiana Highway 1 in...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Public safety officials in Pittsburgh report having captured another alligator, the third found in the Steel City in the past month.
Alligator captured in Pittsburgh neighborhood
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Animal control officers in Pittsburgh have captured an alligator.
A person walking a dog spotted the 5-foot (1.5 meters) gator in the city's Beechview neighborhood around...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A hungry alligator crashed a picnic date by a Florida lake and gobbled down an entire bowl of guacamole.
Taylor Forte had planned a picnic Thursday for her fiancé...