Judge Blocks California’s Alligator, Crocodile Products Ban — KTLA

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California law banning the import and sale of alligator and crocodile products. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller also scheduled an April 24 hearing on Louisiana’s request for a longer-lasting order called a preliminary injunction. “The temporary restraining order is the first step in protecting Louisiana’s alligator industry,…

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Videos Show Alligators Climbing Fences, Swimming Across Roads, Pools in Florida — KTLA

Most people know alligators get just about everywhere in Florida, but now they’ve really leveled up. Videos from last week show a massive 463-pound gator swimming in the middle of a busy road — and another climbing a fence. One of the intrusive reptiles was filmed on Thursday swimming in a giant puddle in the middle of an…

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Fugitive Alligator Chance the Snapper Finally Caught in Chicago Park, Makes Appearance at News Conference — TIME

Chance the Snapper, the elusive alligator who captured America’s attention when he slyly moved into Chicago’s Humboldt Park, is no longer at large. Chicago officials confirmed the reptile fugitive was caught early Tuesday morning. Chicago Animal Care and Control Executive Director Kelley Gandurski said during a press conference later Tuesday that the city believes the…

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5-Foot Gator Ends up in One of Chicago’s Most Popular Parks, Baffling Authorities — KTLA

It was a totally normal Tuesday in Chicago’s Humboldt Park until someone spotted an alligator lurking in the park’s lagoon. What started as a few eyebrow-raising photos turned into an intensive search as the Chicago Police Department and the city’s animal control raced to find the animal. Sure enough, gator business was afoot. The police…

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