Bizarre Find at Chicago Airport: Alligator
Critter was found under escalator
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2013 9:40 AM CST
An alligator named "Mr. Teeth" in this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo. Authorities discovered an alligator Friday at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.   (AP Photo/Alameda County Sheriffs)

(Newser) – Maybe he missed his connection, but a stray alligator raised some eyebrows Friday at O'Hare International Airport, reports the Chicago Tribune. The footlong critter was discovered under an escalator in Terminal 3, and officials were able to trap it in a garbage can. The gator has since been turned over to the Chicago Herpetological Society, which says it was in "pretty bad shape." Authorities have no idea where the little guy came from, or, notes the AP, how long it might have been hanging around O'Hare.

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Nov 3, 2013 11:21 PM CST
Seeing the image used for the article, I had the impression that it was a monster size gator. At least then we would know where all those "lost" bags went.
Charles P
Nov 3, 2013 6:56 PM CST
This is NOT the first time for finding an alligator at O'hare! This happens every so often. It seems the employees keep it there as a pet. Then it gets found. They wait a while and get a new one. I remember this happening all the way back to the mid 1970's. It is some kind of tradition, or something.
Nov 3, 2013 6:11 PM CST
I wonder if it was a five dollar foot long.