An alligator was found in the Chicago River on the South Side Friday afternoon, police said.
The alligator, which is about 5 1⁄2 to 6 feet long, was found near 37th Street and the Chicago River about 2:15 p.m. by a citizen who called police, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
The city's department of Animal Care & Control, 2741 S. Western Ave., took the alligator, which was alive, and no injuries were reported, Mirabelli said.
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