Roadside Surprise: Oklahoma Alligator!


An Oklahoma couple were at a loss after what they thought was a giant lizard turned out to be an alligator just outside their home.

Rick and Deborah Ames live outside Shawnee near Twin Lakes. On Thursday, Rick was driving nearby when he happened upon something unusual.

“He thought, oh that`s an awfully big lizard,” Deborah said, “and it ended up being that little alligator.”

A three-foot-long alligator sitting on the side of the road. Rick didn’t know what to do with it but he was afraid to leave it alone out on the road. So he captured it, wrapped up its snout, and brought it home.

“I thought he was so cute,” Deborah said. “He is really cute.”

Even though it’s not very big, Deborah said it’s pretty strong and lunges quickly.

“I don`t know how Rick even got it,” she said. “I know he said it was really hard to get it.”

The two stuck it in a dog crate an started making calls to the sheriff’s office, police, animal rescues, anyone they could think of.

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