This falls under the “strange but true” department. An alligator was found “wandering’ outside a woman’s front porch steps in Louisville, Kentucky. Normally you do not see alligator and Kentucky in the same sentence. So how could this happen?
Jamesetta Townsend tells a television station that she almost stepped on the little guy when she walked outside her house. She thinks he was around 3 feet long. WLKY television reports the woman called the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife to remove the unusual (for Kentucky) reptile. Finding an alligator in Florida, the low country of South Carolina and North Carolina is not news worthy. Finding an alligator on your front porch in Kentucky definitely is.
According to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials, “There are reasons why we have laws in place prohibiting the importation of exotic and inherently dangerous animals. Two reasons are potential transmission of diseases and introduction of species that can harm Kentucky’s native wildlife, people, pets or livestock. Alligators don’t make good pets, as even a smaller one can injure a person. When an alligator grows beyond a person’s capacity to care for it, oftentimes it gets released into the wild, and then it becomes a potential danger to others.”. That statement reported by WLYK.
Wildlife officials reportedly tried to find the owner of the alligator but were unsuccessful. To learn more about this story from Louisville, Kentucky get all the details right here.
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