MATTAWAN, Mich. (WOOD) - An alligator was spotted in the window well of a Mattawan home Saturday afternoon, prompting the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department to call an animal rescue group to help capture the reptile.
A man mowing his yard in the 70000 block of County Road 652 spotted the alligator and called police.
The police saw the alligator , about 3-4 feet long and about 2 years of age, in the man's basement window well. They called A2Z Exotic Animal Rescue to help, and the Buchanan-based organization came and took possession of the gator.
No one was hurt.
Authorities believe the alligator was a family pet that either escaped or was set loose. An investigation into who might have owned the alligator is continuing.
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