When I think of the reality of an alligator being inner city Chicago and not inside of a local zoo, it sounds humorous to me. One of the things that fueled me to do this run today was an alligator being located at a park where I normally run at which is known as Humboldt Park.
While literally enroute to the park itself, Lori Lightfoot put out a statement prohibiting locals from being at certain parts of the park. As I prepared to get out of my car to run, I saw Chicago police officers blocking off mostly the east portion of Humboldt Park which was where I had planned to do my run at. By all means, I had no interest in encountering an alligator closely, but from a distance sure.
The alligator was named after Chance The Rapper in an online poll by the Block Club Chicago news website, beating other suggested nicknames such as Ruth Gator Ginsberg, Croc Obama, and Frank Lloyd Bite.
Respectfully I kept this run short because I did not want to cause any turmoil with Chicago police, however, after my short run I took some pictures of the beauty that lures me to this park regularly.
#alligator #Chicago #HumboltdPark #Run #runner #chancetherapper #lagoon
did they take it to the zoo, or what?
They didn’t take him to our zoo, but they did send him down to Florida. There was a professional alligator catcher who came in and caught it
okay, that’s probably better for the gator anyway…
Definitely with blistering winter lurking around the corner
reptiles must flee the winter months
Hell, he would have a long way to go to get to Florida from the Midwest. Lucky, they snatched him up or he would of been a Gatorsicle
yeah, your winters are no joke
I know that the alligator had to be found. In the winter, it would have died.
Your title was hilarious!
They caught the little snapper. A professional alligator catcher from Florida caught him. With this happening I’am curious what other animals we have in the city, hiding on someones property as a pet.
I suspect you really don’t want to know.
I would not be surprised, especially in Lake Michigan. I have lived here for 4 years now and only swam in the Lake once.
The issues with the great lakes are more what is not natural but hitches rides of ships coming into the great lakes from the Ocean!
I see! I’am curious what types of creatures hitch rides and what types have been found in the past.
the zebra mussel and lamprey eels are the two big issues that have moved into the great lakes.
Holy crap! That Lamprey Eel is enough to make me not want to get in the water
it is definitely the definition of an invasive species!
Your reply just reminded me that I needed to finish watching the video I was watching. I had pulled up a few video’s on Youtube, but ended up getting sidetracked
i watched them more from the how many people are willing to do crazy things to see an alligator in Chicago.
I bet there were many. I just happened to in the mood to run there at the time and the alligator brought amusement to my Yelp and Virily page.
Like I keep telling you, be safe out there!
Of course I’am always playing it safe.
Glad you didn’t have to encounter it!
Probably would have had a good distance away from it if I spotted it.
An alligator in the middle of Chichag .. interesting and scary, my friend
It was one that I just had to share with you all, Lado.
Thanks for sharing such exciting news, my friend
Well interesting post , Thank you for sharing
Have you ever spotted an alligator up-and-close?
Wow an alligator loose in Chicago. That must be very scary. Hope there were no injuries and that he was recaptured and brought back to the zoo. I am happy to report that we here in the Outaouais region, we do not have a zoo nearby, thus no alligators or even poisonous snakes. Our worst enemy here is the bear when he wanders in the city to rummage in the trash, the deer who comes in if he smells juicy apples, the racoons who join the bears, the squirrels a plenty and lately hares all over…
Yep. They captured it, thankfully, but he has made an impression on the city that will be remembered, even when people visit the park.
Thankfully we have no bears, but we do have a different variation of animals in Chicagoland like skunks, deer, coyote, possums, wild rabbits, etc.