W. Pa. police searching for alligator

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A police department near Pittsburgh has issued an alligator alert.

Indiana Township police issued the be-on-the-lookout alert for the gator on Friday. Sgt. Tim Michael says it was spotted twice this month in the Rural Ridge neighborhood, most recently on Tuesday in a resident’s back yard. The township is about 10 miles outside of downtown Pittsburgh.

Michael says the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium has offered to take the alligator, but police have to catch it first. Police aren’t sure of its size, but one estimate was three feet.

Residents are being urged to call 911 if they see the creature.

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