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Long Lake alligator finds new home in Michigan reptile sanctuary

OSCEOLA – The smaller American alligator that took a Fourth of July beach weekend at Long Lake will quickly be off to a new dwelling.

Before this thirty day period, J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue of Menasha took in the alligator, and held it for a week to give the owner a probability to appear ahead. 

A person did occur forward, but following some dialogue, the rescue and proprietor made a decision the alligator would be happier at a sanctuary, in accordance to the rescue’s Facebook site. 

Now, the alligator arrived in Michigan, where by it will stay at reptile rescue Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary, J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue proprietor John Moyles introduced Tuesday.

J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue established up a Fb fundraiser to enable address shipping charges, and if any extra funds is raised, it will go towards the rescue’s other animals.

In accordance to the Facebook web page, the alligator was held in an outdoor cage, but it wasn’t correctly secured that working day. This is one particular of a handful of techniques alligators end up at a rescue, alongside voluntary surrender and house owners leaving them behind, Moyles reported.