Police capture 2-foot baby alligator named 'Willie' on Riverview street

Willie the alligator
Posted at 10:38 AM, Oct 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-05 18:07:41-04

(WXYZ) — The Riverview Police Department captured a 2-foot alligator in the street late Sunday night.

According to police, officers were sent to the area of Marsha and Hale for a report of an alligator in the street.

When they arrived, they saw the 2-foot baby alligator in the road.

They were able to capture the alligator and place it with a local reptile expert.

The Riverview Police Department says the owner came into the police station to pick up, "Willie."

It's illegal to own an alligator in Riverview. Police say the owner is working with them to get "Willie" into foster or sanctuary care.

At this time the owner has not been ticketed.