Grants Pass Police Capture Alligator in Neighborhood

On Monday, May 15th, Grants Pass Police (GPPD) Officers responded to a woman’s driveway after she reported an alligator outside.

Once GPPD units arrived, they confirmed that there was indeed a gator at the driveway.

Considering the proximity to children boarding the bus for school, it was decided the reptilian should be apprehended.

Grants Pass Police remarked: “Using life lessons learned from Steve Irwin and Coyote Peterson, officers utilized a catch pole and tape to subdue the creature and restrained its jaws.”

Oregon State Police were contacted and will be forwarding the case to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Authorities would like to remind the public that keeping such an animal, unless you operate a facility licensed to provide care for such animals, is prohibited in the city of Grants Pass (GP Municipal Code 5.04.020).

Source: GPPD

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