Surprise: Oregon deputies find alligator in family's shed

Surprise: Oregon deputies find alligator in family's shed

Credit: Clackamas County Sheriff

Wally the Alligator

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by Shelly Swanke

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 10:34 AM

MULINO, Oregon -- Sheriff's deputies in Clackamas County, Ore. were a little surprised when they found an alligator inside a shed in a rural neighborhood Monday afternoon.

Police said  they received a tip around 4 p.m. that there was an alligator in a shed off S. Marshall Rd in Mulino, and when deputies arrived at the scene they a 4-foot-long alligator.

He was in good condition and appeared he was being taken care of, police said, but his owners are believed to be in the process of moving and had left Wally behind, or at least left him in the shed.

The Sheriff's office called herpetological services to come and get Wally, who is estimated to be between 12-14 years old

Since he looked to be in good condition no charges will be filed at this time, police said.  However, the Sheriff's office said owning alligators in prohibited in Oregon without a special permit.  There was no permit for ownership of Wally.

 

 

 

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