Man finds trapped alligator while mowing grass

A southwest Michigan man said he was mowing his lawn when he found an alligator trapped in the window well of his basement.
AP Wire
Sep 5, 2012

But Terry Doolittle of Mattawan said authorities were skeptical when he reported the discovery because his last name is the same as a fictional children's book character who spoke to animals. He said authorities wary of a "Dr. Doolittle" prank at first didn't believe him.

Doolittle said he was mowing alongside of his house when he "saw a tail move."

An animal rescue employee who owns six other alligators eventually helped dislodge the creature, and took it home until someone claims it.

Authorities believe the alligator is a family pet.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office.

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43°North

when he called it in, they thought it was a 'crock'. lol

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