The alligator that eluded authorities for a week in Chicago's Humboldt Park lagoon has been delivered to his new home in Florida.
The gator, dubbed 'Chance the Snapper' by many in the Chicago community, was flown to Florida in a special metal tube on Thursday, and when he arrived, he was released at the St. Augustine alligator farm:
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According to officials, the alligator was transported in a tube so he wouldn't get caught on anything, or thrash about and hurt himself. Reptiles do not do well under sedation, experts say, and the gator remained calm in the enclosed space.
The alligator was likely dumped in the Humboldt Park lagoon last week, and was finally captured on Tuesday after nearly a week on the lam.