DNR shoots alligator near Scandia; one still on loose [UPDATE]
|A small gator found in Bloomington last year was turned over to officials alive, but the DNR isn't taking any chances this time around.|
:::: UPDATE :::: There's still an alligator on the loose in Scandia
Earlier this week, someone apparently let two alligators loose on Goose Lake near Scandia, Fox 9 reports.
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Why they did that isn't clear at this point, but the DNR isn't messing around. On Monday, they shot and killed one of the gators, and they're hunting for the other one.
The DNR heard about the "small gators" earlier this week. Officials subsequently "notified some residents in the area and have been actively searching for the gators," Fox reports.
Poor little guys!
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From Fox's Tim Blotz:
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A DNR spokesman says he received an unconfirmed report of two boys fishing on Goose Lake who claim one of the gators was after their bait.-- Timothy Blotz (@TimBlotzFOX9) August 29, 2013
A man is apparently racing the DNR to locate the loose gator before officials do:
Umm... believe it or not, I'm alligator hunting on Goose Lake with the man who wants to beat the DNR to his gator! pic.twitter.com/ahlHzNz1k8-- Timothy Blotz (@TimBlotzFOX9) August 29, 2013
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Will St. Sauver says his gater in Goose Lake is 40" long and goes by the name of "Bonnie." "Clyde" shot by DNR on Mon... not making this up!-- Timothy Blotz (@TimBlotzFOX9) August 29, 2013