In a headline straight out of 2020, a three-foot caiman (close relative of an alligator) was captured in Lexington today. According to Lexington councilman Richard Moloney, the reptile was spotted in a stream off Roland Avenue near Eastland Parkway. Lexington Animal Care & Control captured it around 3:30 p.m.
Here’s a better look at the creature courtesy of Chris Bailey:
If you had alligators in Lexington on your 2021 bingo card… Congrats!! This 3 foot alligator was just caught in a creek near Eastland Parkway. pic.twitter.com/dHa8Ij9Pbw
— Chris Bailey (@Kentuckyweather) April 28, 2021
As we always remind you when reports like this surface, it is illegal to own an alligator/caiman/crocodile in Kentucky. It is even worse to let them loose in the wild, where they surely would not survive for long due to the cold water.