Alligator discovered near Monroe County school now at zoo

Posted at 7:12 AM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 07:12:25-04

MONROE COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — An alligator pulled from a pond in Monroe County is now settling in at the Indian Creek Zoo in Lambertville.

The gator was discovered in a pond behind the Bedford Junior High and High School campus. A teacher reported that there appeared to be an alligator-type reptile swimming in the pond and the district contacted experts to assist with the removal.

The gator is reportedly doing well at the zoo – employees have named him "Renegade."

Renegade is believed to have been an illegal pet that either escaped or was released by its owner. The American alligator is believed to be around 3 years old and is roughly 3 feet long.