Seized alligator finds home in Jenks

JENKS, Okla. (AP) - An alligator that was seized during a methamphetamine raid at a house in Bethany has found a new home in
Jenks.

The 2-foot-long and about 1-year-old alligator will be a part of the American alligator exhibit at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

State Wildlife Department law chief Larry Manering says the alligator was apparently caught in the wild in Florida and smuggled to Oklahoma before it was found during the drug raid.

There is a large alligator population in southeast Oklahoma but Manering says the animal couldn't be released because it may be diseased and could infect other wildlife.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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