Small alligator found in Bloomington; fisherman says "there's a big one back there too" [PHOTO]
|This little gator spent last night in a trashcan after being found yesterday in Bloomington.|
Apparently, Bloomington is now home to alligators, and nobody is quite sure how they got there.
A dog came across a small alligator while on a walk near the Bass Ponds area of the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge yesterday, and a fisherman in the refuge told Fox 9 "there is a big one [near the ponds] too."
The small gator was turned over to the Vicky Sherry, the Wildlife Refuge's biologist, who freely admits she didn't initially know whether it was a alligator or crocodile.
"Nobody is really equipped to handle an alligator in Minnesota that we could get a hold of," she told Fox.
The best Sherry can do for now, apparently, is place the gator in a trashcan with a weight on top to make sure the little guy or gal can't break loose overnight. But don't despair, because the gator will be liberated from the trashcan soon -- a local herpetological society is taking the gator today to ready it for adoption.
And be warned, those of you who plan to spend time in the