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Another alligator captured: 2nd alligator found in lakes area

It has been confirmed. A second alligator in the Brainerd lakes area has been found. The Cass County Sheriff's Office Tuesday received a report of a possible alligator sighting in Hardy Lake in rural Pillager. Officers responded to the area and d...

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Cass County Sheriff Deputy Travis Colette and Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Randy Posner pose with an alligator that was found Tuesday in Hardy Lake in rural Pillager. This is the second alligator found in the Brainerd lakes area this month. (Submitted)
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It has been confirmed. A second alligator in the Brainerd lakes area has been found. The Cass County Sheriff's Office Tuesday received a report of a possible alligator sighting in Hardy Lake in rural Pillager. Officers responded to the area and did in fact locate a small alligator in the lake near the shoreline. The alligator was secured and transported to the Safari North Wildlife Park, just south of Brainerd. The sheriff's office and Minnesota DNR Conservation officers received previous reports of the alligator in and around Hardy Lake, but never spotted one until Tuesday. The first alligator was found July 9 by a Baxter resident who was biking on the paved bike trail near Brandon Way in Barrows. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office responded to that incident and retrieved the alligator, which was also brought to the wildlife park. ---
Downloadable Alligator Safety Pamphlet - Click Here Credit: Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, The University of Georgia ---   Calls were made to Safari North and an employee said owners were not taking calls from the media.  It has been confirmed.A second alligator in the Brainerd lakes area has been found.The Cass County Sheriff's Office Tuesday received a report of a possible alligator sighting in Hardy Lake in rural Pillager. Officers responded to the area and did in fact locate a small alligator in the lake near the shoreline. The alligator was secured and transported to the Safari North Wildlife Park, just south of Brainerd.The sheriff's office and Minnesota DNR Conservation officers received previous reports of the alligator in and around Hardy Lake, but never spotted one until Tuesday.The first alligator was found July 9 by a Baxter resident who was biking on the paved bike trail near Brandon Way in Barrows. The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office responded to that incident and retrieved the alligator, which was also brought to the wildlife park.---
Downloadable Alligator Safety Pamphlet - Click HereCredit: Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, The University of Georgia--- Calls were made to Safari North and an employee said owners were not taking calls from the media. 

A second alligator has been found in the Brainerd lakes area. The arrows indicate, the first one was found July 9 on the paved bike trail near Brandon Way in Barrows and the second alligator was located Tuesday in Hardy Lake in rural Pillager. (Google Maps)
A second alligator has been found in the Brainerd lakes area. The arrows indicate, the first one was found July 9 on the paved bike trail near Brandon Way in Barrows and the second alligator was located Tuesday in Hardy Lake in rural Pillager. (Google Maps)

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