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Troopers Find Alligator On I-465 In Indianapolis
Updated September 19, 2016 6:32 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Indiana State Police troopers were called to I-465 southbound near the 48 mile marker after reports of a live alligator on the shoulder of the roadway.

Upon arrival, a nearly two foot alligator was located, alive but injured.

Troopers immediately contacted animal control personnel and made efforts to prevent the alligator from running into traffic.

At one point a trooper actually picked up the animal to keep it from entering the traffic lanes of I-465.

Sadly, shortly before animal control arrived on the scene, the alligator died.

There were visible injuries consistent with falling, or being thrown from a moving vehicle.

Troopers believe this could be a case of someone improperly disposing of, or releasing a domesticated reptile.

Anyone with information about who may have owned this alligator is asked to call the Indiana State Police at (317) 899-8577.

The Department of Natural Resources was consulted for the proper disposal of the reptile.

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