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Ooh aah-ligator!
6th October 2017

By Lloyd Lugsden

A baby alligator was found bathing in the sun by a lake…in Somerset!

Bristol Water workers saw the reptile strolling along Chew Valley Lake before it was captured in a net. The alligator was stored in a box and later collected by the RSPCA, which sent it to an expert reptile handler.

Bristol Water fisheries and recreation officer John Harris told the Daily Mirror: “Its mouth was open and it was hissing but I don’t think it was dangerous. We’ve found terrapins in the past, but to see a reptile like this is very surprising.”

Bristol Water later confirmed that the alligator was ‘on its way to London where a licensed handler re-homes reptiles of this nature’.