Pathway Community Church near Jackson, Michigan had a newcomer Monday. Motorists driving by the church reported seeing an alligator, a rather unusual sight in Michigan. Police came to the scene and were able to slip a noose around the gator and then wrapped duct tape to keep the mouth as hazard-free as possible. The alligator was around 6 feet long and will be sent to a sanctuary.
It is believed the alligator was recently released, someone's pet that had outgrown its environment. The alligator would not have survived a Michigan winter outdoors. From MSNBCNews .