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Alligator Found During Resident's Eviction



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    Cook County Sheriff's Office

    Authorities evicting a tenant from an apartment in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood on Wednesday morning said they also found an alligator living in the home.

    The 13-inch long alligator was found in a tank in the dining room of the apartment in the 8200 block of South Vernon Avenue, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

    The resident being evicted was home at the time but was not cited or charged, officials said.

    The animal was turned over to Chicago Animal Care and Control.

    Thibault Camus/AFP/Getty Images

    Alligators are considered "dangerous animals" and are illegal to own in Illinois.

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