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. [[392134181, C]]
He tells Philly.com he believes the gator was released into the nearby Perkiomen Creek, which is illegal.
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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. [[26343834, C]]