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NIGHTMARES: Alligator Spotted in Chicago Lagoon

While alligator sightings are common in Florida, the amphibious creatures aren’t known to make many trips to Chicago. Which is why animal officials are at a loss in explaining how a gator ended up in a man-made lagoon.

Resident Rencie Horst-Ruiz says she was walking around the lagoon at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when she spotted the alligator, which she estimates is between four and five feet long!

Although she managed to take a picture of it before it disappeared under the water’s surface, animal experts were unable to find it.

Nonetheless, police have issued a warning, urging residents to stay out of the water and to keep their eyes open when strolling around the lagoon.

Annnnnnd this is enough to keep me up at night.

Danielle Tufano

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