Photographer Snaps Pics of Apparent Alligator in Chicago Lagoon
Jul 9, 2019
Published Jul 9, 2019 at 4:29 PM
A photographer said she was at a Chicago lagoon early Tuesday morning when she saw what appeared to be an alligator in the water. Rencie Horst-Ruiz told NBC 5 she was at the lagoon around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when she saw the animal and snapped photos. She reported the creature appeared about 4 or 5 feet long. Illinois Conservation Police and Animal Care and Control responded to the scene to investigate, but Chicago police spokeswoman Officer Michelle Tannehill said they could not confirm if an alligator was in fact in the water. Police still urged people to stay out of the water in the lagoon and to be cautious when walking in the area.