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Alligator hunted in Chicago river

Published 24/08/2010 | 15:08

A second alligator is being hunted in a river in Chicago (AP)
A second alligator is being hunted in a river in Chicago (AP)

A second alligator has been spotted - but not yet captured - in the waterway that winds through down town Chicago.

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Children, parents and dog walkers gathered on Monday to catch a peek of the three-foot-long reptile in the Chicago River on the city's North Side.

A Chicago Herpetological Society volunteer captured a 2 1/2-foot alligator in the river earlier this month. The society hopes to catch the latest alligator soon because it will not be able to survive the harsh Chicago winter.

City animal control experts believe both alligators are abandoned pets.

Eight-year-old 'gator-spotter' Caleb Berry said he wasn't afraid of the grey-and-gold scaled alligator because it is "a baby".

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