Published On: Sun, Sep 18th, 2016

Troopers Find Live Alligator on I-465 in Indianapolis

News UpdateIndianapolis – Shortly before 2:30 this afternoon, troopers were dispatched to I-465 southbound near the 48 mile marker on reports of a live alligator on the shoulder. 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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