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Child finds alligator

on June 26, 2013 10:30 AM

HANOVER (AP) — Police in central Pennsylvania have captured a 3-foot alligator that was discovered by a 7-year-old girl behind her home in central Pennsylvania.

The Evening Sun of Hanover reported that Olivia Sullivan saw the reptile in her Penn Township backyard Sunday morning after she had taken the family’s dog outside. She told her father, who initially didn’t believe her.

Penn Township officers eventually captured the gator, which had made its way behind a woodpile.

Officer John Carbaugh called in several other officers to assist, and they duct-taped the animal’s mouth to be safe as they captured it. It’s been taken to a private animal rescue organization in Manchester Township.

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