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Escaped pet alligator found roaming around Milford

Posted: 5:34 AM, Jul 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-19 07:01:05-04
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MILFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) — Now that's something you don't see every day – a gator walking the streets of Milford.

A pet alligator was found roaming around in a neighborhoods.

One man said that he knew his neighbor had a pet alligator, joking that the neighbor went to the water park and the gator must have wanted to join. Turns out, the gator is regularly put on a table, but this time, he broke free.

"I know that our neighbor had a gator," Randy Beaudet said, "Was a little surprised it got away. I knew who it belonged to, but I just wanted to get the neighbor contacted and get it back home. It wasn't happy, but everything did end up okay."

Beaudet said he didn't do it alone – a worker from a pet shop near Commerce and Milford Road had a bunch of leashes in their car, so they tied the gator to a tree until the owner could arrive.