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    4-foot alligator found, shot in Chester Creek

    Police in Delaware County have shot and killed a massive reptile, the Daily Times reports.

    A man noticed the 4-foot alligator while walking along Chester Creek, and reported it to authorities. 

    Aston Animal Control Officer Allen Strickler told the Daily Times that he’d been hearing rumors about a pair of alligators in the creek for several weeks, but had not been able to find them.

    Stickler added that the gator’s bite probably couldn’t have killed a human, but that bacteria inside it’s mouth could have posed a serious infectious threat.

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