TEMPERANCE, Mich. (Detroit News Watch/ AP) — An alligator was rescued from a southeastern Michigan school pond and is now doing well in its new digs at a zoo.
The male American alligator — originally believed to be a caiman — named “Renegade” was captured on Friday from a pond on the Bedford junior high/high school campus in Temperance. It was discovered the day before in the pond used for academic study.
It’s about 3 feet long, believed to be around 3-years-old and was likely an illegal pet that escaped or was released.
Zoo officials tell local news, Renegade will spend the fall and winter inside a heated barn and move into a new enclosure in the spring.
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