Alligator caught at Mineral Springs, Clearfield County
A nearly four-foot long alligator was caught at the Woodland-Bigler Area Authority wastewater facility in Mineral Springs, Clearfield County, according to media reports.
Alligator makes itself at home at sewage treatment plant in Mineral Springs, PA, but pest control workers catch it after 3-day hunt. See NE-015TU. pic.twitter.com/TnzXdX7fln
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The public has been following reports of the young reptile swimming around a lagoon at the sewage treatment plant since last week, according to the Courier Express.
Two trappers, Gary Sunderland of Grampian and David Loustalot of Hyde, wrangled the gator on Tuesday morning, according to the newspaper.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) was unsuccessful in trying to catch the alligator earlier, according to the connectFM website, affiliated with the radio station WCED in DuBois.
PFBC reported that someone illegally released the reptile.
The sewage treatment facility hired trappers to help the gator, according to connectFM.
The men netted the reptile by boat only after about 15 minutes.
The gator was taken to the Centre County animal shelter One Dog at a Time, according to the Courier Express.
Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4691, [email protected] or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.