Later, Gator

Netted near Belmont Avenue

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    NEWSLETTERS

    For the second time in a month, a toothy reptile has been spotted sunning itself in the North Branch of the Chicago River. (Published Monday, Aug 23, 2010)

    The alligator that was spotted sunning itself along the banks of the North Branch of the Chicago River has been caught.

    "Alligator Bob," the mysterious man who has been involved in three alligator captures in the past 13 months, netted the three- foot beast near Belmont Avenue bridge this morning. He trapped it against some corrugated metal, according to the Sun-Times.

    After the critter was spotted Sunday in the Chicago River, Bob set five traps along the banks and baited them with chicken meat. But the gator never bit. So he was netted.

    The alligator now will be quarantined and later transported to a sanctuary somewhere down south.