An Alligator Was Drawing Crowds at a Pennsylvania WWTP

An Alligator Was Drawing Crowds at a Pennsylvania WWTP

Crowds gathered recently at a wastewater treatment plant in Mineral Springs, Pennsylvania, where an alligator was swimming after being spotted by PennDot workers. Residents of the small town say it was a pretty exciting development.

According to WJAC News, more than 20 people had lined up to watch the gator June 25. “This is great,” the news crew reported one resident saying. “This is excellent. It’s the last thing I expected in central Pennsylvania.”

Spotted well outside the range of a wild alligator, officials suspect it was someone’s pet. Those on scene estimated its size to be around 3 feet long at most.

The state’s Fish and Boat Commission got on the case in an attempt to catch the animal. At first, they tried baiting it with animal carcasses and snagging it with a fishing hook, but were unsuccessful. The commission then hired two trappers from Hyde, who caught the gator within 15 minutes using a net.

Authorities are currently looking for the person responsible for releasing the alligator.


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