Allie the Alaska Alligator Had to Move Out of Her Bathtub
Weird day for animal control in Wasilla
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 20, 2017 6:00 PM CDT
This undated photo provided by the Wasilla, Alaska, Police Department shows a more than 4-foot-long alligator named Allie that couldn't live in a tub in a Wasilla home anymore.   (Wasilla Police Department via AP)

(Newser) – It was an odd day for one Alaska animal control officer who took a call about an alligator outgrowing its bathtub, the AP reports. According to KTUU, a Wasilla resident called 911 this week after realizing that the more than 4-foot-long alligator named Allie couldn't live in a tub anymore. Rescue group Valley Aquatics took Allie in. Valley Aquatics owner Sheridan Perkins says Allie is a 3-year-old American alligator. Perkins says she has thought about re-homing Allie in Florida.

The alligator is Wasilla's second run in this year with a large reptile. In May, a 17-foot python named Sam went missing for several days before reappearing in his home's living room. He returned through the door his owner left open for him.


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