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.