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Well, this is a new one!
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa Animal Services was called when residents at a Des Moines, Iowa apartment complex saw a five-foot-long alligator on the premises.
When they arrived, the officers did in fact find an alligator of the size people had reported. But it wasn’t real.
“Our ARL Animal Services Officers respond to calls about wildlife every day, but a call yesterday was a little EXTRA wild — a 4-5-foot alligator,” the wrote. “Residents of a Des Moines apartment complex walked out and were startled to see a large reptile resting in the parking lot. They immediately reported it and waited anxiously until our Animal Services Officer arrived. While their fear was real, the alligator, it turns out, was not.”
They shared a photo of a toy alligator on the ground, which from the photo, was clearly a fake alligator.
They made sure the public know, “The large stuffed alligator is now safe in the care of ARL Animal Services.”
The incident even got news coverage! Check it out below.