Alligator Captured In Giant Eagle Parking Lot


SHALER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Another alligator has been captured in the Pittsburgh area.


This gator was caught in the parking lot of the Giant Eagle on Route 8 in Shaler Township.


(Source: Shaler Township Police/Facebook)


The Big Daddy Wildlife group was brought in for the rescue.


According to Shaler Township Police, the two-foot gator was eventually turned over to animal control.

Police are asking that if you’re the animal’s owner or know the owner to please give them a call or send them a message.


This is the fourth alligator captured in Allegheny County since May.


The first was spotted in Riverfront Park on the South Side by a family that was out fishing for the day.


The second, and perhaps most famous, is Chomp. He was found next to a garage, hissing and angry, and eventually taken to Humane Animal Rescue.


Chomp’s owner came forward and is now facing animal neglect and cruelty charges after he said the gator escaped through a window.


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The third alligator was caught in Carrick a few days later.


KDKA’s Chris Hoffman is gathering the developing details on this story.