Post-Irene alligator found in Gloucester Township

    Hurricane Irene had come and gone by 1:45 p.m. Sunday, but she unearthed a few things while she was here.

    One of them was a 2-foot-long alligator in Gloucester Township.

    The Gloucester County Times reports a resident of the Lakeview Apartment complex found the little fella under a bridge and captured it before police arrived to secure its jaw.

    Independent Animal Control took custody of the gator, which is believe to be someone’s pet. No other gators were found during a search.

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