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Alligator found wandering in Blue Ash parking lot

(Source: Blue Ash Police) (Source: Blue Ash Police)
(Source: Blue Ash Police) (Source: Blue Ash Police)
BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) -

Blue Ash is abuzz after an uncommon creature was seen sauntering through a parking lot in the area.

The caiman, a reptile closely related to an alligator, was found wandering in a parking lot near a pond behind a Kellogg Avenue business at around 2 p.m., said Blue Ash police.

Police estimate the caiman being approximately 3 feet long. 

"I've been here for 26 years, and I've never gotten a call to go and and get an alligator, so it's pretty unusual. They're not native to the area, so I thought I had to go. I had to go and find out... and sure enough there was a live alligator in a parking lot in Blue Ash," Blue Ash Police Chief Paul Hartinger said. 

No word where the gator came from.

The gator is in the care of the SPCA, police said. 

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