An alligator, nearly 4 feet in length, was found swimming in Lake Michigan near Waukegan Monday.
Animal control responded to the scene, where a witness showed video of the alligator swimming slowly in the water. They were able to track down the animal, and transported it to an animal care facility. Authorities says that they are not sure how the alligator got into the lake, or the area at all.
“It is not every day someone reports an alligator in Lake Michigan and the report is true,” Waukegan city officials said.