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DNR looking for home for Sheboygan's alligator

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SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - What do you do with an alligator that someone abandoned in the area?

Mike Clutter, DNR Conservation Warden stationed in Plymouth, said the reptile found near the Sheboygan River Sunday is still at a wildlife rehab center.  He is working to find someplace that will take it, and there is a current lead with a zoo in the Upper Peninsula.  However, if it goes to a place like that, the transfer will need to be able to be done in a healthy manner for all involved.

Clutter said if no place can be found, the alligator will have to be euthanized.  No set deadline is in place for finding a new home, and the main goal now is to get it someplace where it can be cared for.  He said state statute makes it legal for anyone to own an alligator, but it is illegal to let one out into the wild.

Clutter also hopes all the attention to this situation will force the alligator’s previous owner to come forward.

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