Baby alligator found in Portland

9:22 PM, Jul 16, 2013   |    comments
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Courtesy Ionia County Central Dispatch Facebook page. (July 16, 2013)

PORTLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police found a cold blooded creature roaming the streets of Portland Tuesday evening.

Around 8 p.m. a resident reported a baby alligator crawling in their yard. Police captured the reptile and contacted several animal sanctuaries.

Authorities posted a photo of the alligator on the Ionia County Central Dispatch Facebook page with the caption "One (1) Baby Alligator in custody by Portland Police without incident."

Authorities tell WZZM 13 tips began pouring in within two minutes of the post on social media.

Portland Police located the owner and around 10 p.m. posted, "Great news! 'Al' the alligator has been safely returned to his owner's aquarium in the City of Portland. Thank you to everyone that provided tips and helped us locate the owner."

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