DNR shoots alligator near Scandia; one still on loose [UPDATE]

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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.

NOT THE FIRST TIME: Small alligator found in Bloomington; fisherman says "there's a big one back there too" [PHOTO]

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!

:::: UPDATE ::::

From Fox's Tim Blotz::::: UPDATE II ::::

A man is apparently racing the DNR to locate the loose gator before officials do: -- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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