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
Alaska Rescue Group Takes in Alligator That Outgrew Bathtub
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)

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.

(Read more alligator stories.)

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