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Alaska rescue group takes in alligator that outgrew bathtub

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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ALASKA, United States (AP) — It was an odd day for one Alaska animal control officer who took a call about an alligator outgrowing its bathtub.

KTUU-TV reports that a Wasilla resident called 911 this week after realising that the more than four-foot-long (1.2-metre-long) alligator named Allie couldn't live in a tub anymore.

Rescue group Valley Aquatics took Allie in. Valley Aquatics owner Sheridan Perkins says Allie is a three-year-old American alligator.

Perkins says she has thought about re-homing Allie in Florida.

The alligator is Wasilla's second run-in this year with a large reptile. In May, a 17-foot (5.2-metre) python named Sam went missing for several days before reappearing in his home's living room. He returned through the door his owner left open for him.

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