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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:50 p.m.

Authorities: Florida woman pulls gator from yoga pants during stop

Officials say a Florida woman who pulled a small alligator from her yoga pants during a traffic stop and illegally possessed numerous other wild animals has been sentenced to probation …


Florida expert captures elusive alligator at Chicago lagoon

The alligator had a good run as day after day the people hunting for him in a Chicago lagoon came up empty, but in the end he was no match …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 11:21 a.m.

Alligator visits Florida hair salon: ‘Girls, get inside and lock the door!’

An alligator gave staff and patrons of a Florida hair salon a scare Tuesday when it showed up on the sidewalk outside the strip-mall business.


Man says emotional support alligator helps his depression

A Pennsylvania man says his emotional support alligator helps him deal with his depression.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 12:38 p.m.

Woman killed in alligator attack in South Carolina

A woman trying to protect her dog was killed by an alligator who pulled her into a lagoon at a private South Carolina resort Monday, authorities said.


A pet out of its element: WSU vet school officials create a temporary home for alligator confiscated in Asotin County

You can’t keep “potentially dangerous animals” in Washington without a permit from the director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. That law led to a 3-foot long, 8-pound …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Snap! Alligator tempted by frog captured in Indiana pond

An alligator that was hanging out in a northern Indiana retention pond has been captured after being lured to shore with a frog.


Rare white alligator stolen after fire kills 43 other reptiles at ‘Swamp Brothers’ sanctuary, authorities say

Authorities are investigating a suspected burglary and arson that led to the theft on an incredibly rare white alligator, and the death of 43 other reptiles at a sanctuary run …


Alligator suspected of dragging woman into pond

Police and trappers were watching an alligator that was believed to have dragged a woman into a pond in Davie, Fla., on Friday morning.


Florida: Gator in backyard pool as reptiles warm to spring

Florida homeowners beware: one big gator has been found splashing in a backyard swimming pool and it took a trapper to drag it away.


Alligator bites girl in shallow lake waters at Florida park

An alligator bit a 10-year-old girl on the leg as she sat in shallow lake waters at a Florida park, authorities said.


Second orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas

For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas.


Too much self-tanning lotion? Orange gator puzzles residents

No one seems to know why there’s an orange alligator in a pond near Charleston. Residents joke the gator used too much self-tanning lotion. Or maybe it’s a fan of …


Alligator bit boy’s head during fatal Disney attack, report says

The father of a toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last June reached into the animal’s mouth in an attempt to free his son’s head from the …


Doug Clark: Alligator on the lam could be just what Spokane Valley needs

The missing pet alligator will help put Spokane Valley on the map.


Missing Spokane Valley alligator still unaccounted for

Day two of the search for a missing 3-foot alligator in Spokane Valley has come up empty.


Missing alligator on the loose in Spokane Valley

A 3-foot-alligator is reportedly roaming somewhere in Spokane Valley and animal control officials have no idea where it is.


Nebraska parents bury 2-year-old son killed by alligator

A funeral has been held for a 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.


Searchers find body of boy snatched by gator

Walt Disney World closed beaches at its Florida resorts Wednesday while dozens of rescuers searched a lagoon for the body of 2-year-old boy who was snatched off the shore and …


Man who tossed alligator into Florida Wendy’s restaurant gets probation

In a case that a veteran Palm Beach County judge called among the most bizarre he’s ever seen, a 24-year-old man has been sentence to a year of probation for …


Doug Clark: Man-eating fish are a real civic problem

Not that I’d ever want to push the public into a paranoid, mouth-foaming frenzy, but I’m warning all of you in the Spokane area to stay away from lakes, rivers …


WSU frat must say goodbye to baby alligator

An article in the Washington State University campus newspaper about a foot-long alligator at a fraternity is forcing the mascot to move out.