Alligator caught in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD This one was in the waters of a suburban lake.

Last Saturday, someone spotted the gator sitting on a log in Lake Renwick near southwest suburban Plainfield.

On Thursday after days of waiting and baiting, officials finally caught the four-foot gator.

It's believed the alligator was once someone's pet and it just got too big to handle.

Back in June, a gator was pulled from the Chicago River on the South Side.

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