Officials seek to nab alligator spotted in Kansas creek

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Posted at 9:16 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 10:17:00-04

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Authorities in northeastern Kansas have closed a trail around a creek as they try to catch an alligator spotted there.

The Manhattan Mercury reports that the alligator is believed to be one of two stolen from a pet store last weekend.

On Wednesday, a man called 911 to report seeing an alligator while he was walking along Linear Park Trail. Animal control officers who responded saw the animal lounging on log in Wildcat Creek.

The trail was closed, and officials set traps.

Authorities say they don't know the whereabouts of the other alligator stolen on June 5 from Manhattan Reptile World.