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Resident Uses Lacrosse Stick to Corral Baby Alligator Wandering Around Montgomery County Town

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    A baby alligator was found wandering around Collegeville, Pennsylvania Thursday morning. It is not illegal to own an alligator in the state. (Published Friday, Sept. 2, 2016)

    Police say they were called to corral an alligator that was seen wandering a Montgomery County street.

    Collegeville Police Officer Matt Cubbler had just come on duty when he was called to Freeland Drive -- not far from the Perkiomen Trail -- around 8:45 a.m. Thursday. By the time he arrived, a resident had snagged the alligator with a lacrosse stick and placed it in a small dog crate.

    Cubbler says the alligator was up to 2-feet long and was turned over to animal control, which contacted a reptile specialist.

    He tells Philly.com he believes the gator was released into the nearby Perkiomen Creek, which is illegal.

    There aren't any laws barring residents from owning an alligators or crocodiles in Pennsylvania, but police say it's illegal to release one into the wild. Adorable Animal Babies: Seal Pups in the UKAdorable Animal Babies: Seal Pups in the UK