Gator recovered from N. Ill. river headed to Chicago

December 14, 2011 (SOUTH BELOIT, Ill.)

Workers at the Winnebago County animal control center told authorities a child found the gator near a boat landing.

They have named him Albert and the reptile was lucky to be found alive in the cold weather.

The 1 1/2-foot-long alligator is spending a few more days with animal control before it will be transferred to the Chicago Herpetological Society.

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