A 5 foot alligator is living the the Humboldt Park Lagoon, and was confirmed by Chicago police investiGATORS (ha!). No one is sure how the alligator got into the lagoon; but a theory is it was someone’s pet and it escaped or it was set free.
Alligator traps are being set all around the lagoon. Once the alligator is trapped, it will be sent to a zoo for “‘veterinary evaluation'” according to Anthony Guglielmi.
Don’t swim in there!