Take it from a guy who runs a blog The DaleyGATOR and a podcast called the
Alligators as pets is apparently a source of the problem. Alligators in Michigan? Sanctuary trains officers to catch them safely. – Chicago Tribune
Most of them are small alligators still living in aquariums in people’s homes. But sometimes calls come in for larger alligators spotted in ponds or creeks. In 2019, a man was collecting minnows in Tuscola County when a 5 to 6 foot alligator lunged at him from a ditch. The man drew his pistol and killed the animal.
What is wrong with fools who want “exotic pets”? Had a buddy years ago who had a “cool” new pet, an eastern diamondback rattlesnake. Yes they are awesome snakes, armed with deadly venom, huge fangs, which can deliver massive amounts of that deadly venom. Guess whose home I stopped dropping by……….YEP!