Gator Found In Chicago River

06/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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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