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Gator Caught in Van Buren County

2:29 PM, Sep 2, 2012   |    comments
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Mattawan, MI (WZZM) - A Van Buren County man cutting his yard Saturday made an unusual discovery. He found an alligator.

The man who lives in the 70,000 block of County Road 652 in Mattawan called the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office after he found the three to four foot gator in his basement window well.

Deputies say the reptile appeared to be in good health and they think it's around two years old.

Deputies believe it was a family pet somewhere in the area and it either escaped or was set free by its former owners.

The A2Z Exotic Animal Rescue from Buchanan was called. The workers took the alligator.

Anyone with information about the alligator's owner is asked to call the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office.

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