Reports of Loose Alligator in Iowa, However, it Turns out to be a Plush Toy
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa said animal services officers were dispatched to the apartment complex in Des Moines, Iowa... of a reported of a 4-to-5-foot loose gator in the parking lot.
They posted on Facebook.... "Our Animal Services Officers respond to calls about wildlife every day, but a call yesterday was a little EXTRA wild -- a 4-5-foot alligator! Residents of a Des Moines apartment complex walked out and were startled to see a large reptile resting in the parking lot. They immediately reported it and waited anxiously until our Animal Services Officer arrived. While their fear was real, the alligator, it turns out, was not. The large stuffed alligator is now safe in the care of ARL Animal Services."