Pittsbourgh Zoo Officials Set Trap for Alligator
The alligator that made its home at Beaver Run Reservoir in Pennsylvania recently, has found a reprieve. Officials have decided instead of letting nature and jack frost take its course - they are going to try to trap, then remove it and take it to the zoo. Public support for the alligator is what brought the officials around on the matter.
The alligator is estimated to be 5 feet, but usually estimates are off. A 7 foot trap was being made and will be set on the shore line of the reservoir where the alligator has been seen. Frozen alligator snacks will be used to lure in the alligator, first herring, then if that doesn't work, chicken and other meats will be tried.
Henry Kacprzyk, curator of reptiles at the zoo is confident that they will be able to trap the alligator. He said the reservoir's temperature was at 62 degrees which is comfortable for an alligator, and is expected to stay that way for a couple more weeks before it gets too cold. From MSNBC.com.