02/10/2022

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Long Lake alligator finds new home in Michigan reptile sanctuary

Long Lake alligator finds new home in Michigan reptile sanctuary

OSCEOLA – The smaller American alligator that took a Fourth of July seashore weekend at Prolonged Lake will quickly be off to a new house.

Previously this thirty day period, J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue of Menasha took in the alligator, and held it for a week to give the proprietor a possibility to come ahead. 

Someone did come ahead, but immediately after some dialogue, the rescue and owner made a decision the alligator would be happier at a sanctuary, in accordance to the rescue’s Facebook page. 

Now, the alligator arrived in Michigan, the place it will keep at reptile rescue Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary, J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue owner John Moyles declared Tuesday.

Long Lake alligator finds new home in Michigan reptile sanctuary

J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue established up a Fb fundraiser to assist include delivery costs, and if any additional revenue is lifted, it will go towards the rescue’s other animals.

According to the Facebook webpage, the alligator was retained in an outside cage, but it wasn’t adequately secured that day. This is one particular of a couple of strategies alligators finish up at a rescue, alongside voluntary surrender and owners leaving them driving, Moyles mentioned.