Alligator caught in parking lot
COLUMBUS: Witnesses say that a reptile wrangler used his bare hands to capture a 1.22m alligator that an alert dog noticed outside an Ohio business.
Employee Jeff Colucy was with his Weimaraner in the parking lot of a Columbus company that makes office fixtures when the dog went on alert on Wednesday morning, focused on the alligator hunkered down in a puddle, it was reported.
Police brought in reptile wrangler Chris Law, who captured the alligator by grabbing it at the tail with his bare hands. He says he didn’t have his usual reptile rescue gear because he was about to leave on holiday.
Law says people often buy alligators as pets, then dump them when they get too big. – Sapa-AP