CHICAGO (21Alive) – It wasn't an alligator-print bag that appeared at a baggage claim at O’Hare International Airport, it was an actual alligator!
The two-foot-long gator was discovered Friday at Baggage Claim 3. A maintenance worker spotted the alligator under an escalator.
Police say the gator was contained in a trash can and turned over to the Chicago Herpetological
Exactly how it got into the airport remains a mystery, but officials suspect the gator was dumped.
It is illegal to own an alligator in Illinois without a permit from the Department of Natural Resources.
Officers named the alligator "Allie”, and the Herpetological Society plans to find a permanent home for it outside of Illinois.
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