7/30/2015

Currently

92°F

Clear
Humidity: 21%
Pressure: 30.07 in
WATCH THE LIVE BROADCAST

Offbeat

Man stumbles upon reptile near sewer, offers gator aid

Man stumbles upon reptile near sewer, offers gator aid
This Monday, June 10, 2013, photo provided by Joe Malseed shows a juvenile alligator in water in the roadway near a sewer grate in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joe Malseed)
Show Caption
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man has offered a little gator aid — calling animal control authorities to help rescue a juvenile alligator he found near a sewer grate on his street.

Joe Malseed saw the 18-inch reptile this week in the city's Fishtown neighborhood and snapped its photo before calling for help. He says the alligator was in a puddle and appeared to be emerging from a nearby sewer. He says it was docile until a man tried to get a closer look and it hissed.

Police took the reptile to the city's Animal Care & Control Team. The reptile has been named Allie-Gator.

The animal control team said Wednesday despite the name it hasn't determined the alligator's gender because, "Who's going to do that job?"

Allie-Gator will remain with the team until a permanent home is found.
Share:
Photos: Body paint artist goes all out