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Alligator sightings reported in Indianapolis

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Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the reports of an alligator sighting at 3500 DePauw Blvd. in Indianapolis Indiana 46256 at the retention pond. The first report was taken June 7, 2013 in the afternoon from an employee at the pyramids. Two other sighting has been reported since.

Indiana Conservation Officers are working with the Cassidy Turley’s Property Management team, Hoosier Wildlife Care and A&T Wildlife Management Services to confirm if the reports are true.

Reports of the alligator state it is approximately four to six feet in length. The DNR advises that an alligator of this size does not pose any significant risk to public or pets.

Alligators are legal to possess in Indiana, permits are required through the Department of Natural Resources if they are five feet in length or larger.

The DNR asks that if residents see an alligator to stay away from it and report it to Indiana Conservation Officers, Law Enforcement Division at 812-837-9536.


Posted 6/25/2013