Alligator Search in Kalamazoo Has Been Called Off
Can we wait until we see "Big Foot" before we spot any live alligators in Kalamazoo? Please, one creature at a time, that's all we can handle right now.
Could you even imagine walking somewhere along a Michigan riverbank only to see what appeared to be a live dangerous alligator?
All we can tell you is that the search for an actual alligator along the Kalamazoo River has come to an end. Why? because nothing has officially been confirmed.
Here's more from mlive.com:
The initial alligator sightings prompted the college to close its Whitehouse Nature Center from July 10-11. The nature center just outside southeast Albion has been open since July 12, with signs urging visitors to exercise “an abundance of caution,” Cole said.
I'm not sure what to believe. Has there ever been an actual alligator sighting anywhere in Michigan? Alligator sightings are very uncommon in Michigan..
This from outdoorlife.com:
The initial sighting occurred on July 9, prompting officials to close the nature center to visitors. Cathy Cole,, spokesperson for Albion College, told MLive that officials had not yet confirmed a location of the alligator as of Tuesday. The local MDNR office has also not released an update regarding the search for the alligator. Under Michigan law, there is no specific reference to managing alligators (of course). However, there is a large carnivore act that requires law enforcement officers to assume the role of an animal control officer.
Okay, to me this is like Ripley's believe it or not. I won't believe it until I see it for myself. Sources are saying there are credible sights of an alligator that is about 4 to 5 feet long.
Since there have been no more confirmed sightings, the alligator watch has been called off. (I'm still waiting to see a live bear in the U.P.)