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.