Did anyone lose an alligator?
SYKESVILLE, Md. (AP) - August 21, 2013 (WPVI) -- Imagine the surprise.
A 2-foot long alligator has been found in a backyard in Maryland.
The reptile was found Saturday snapping at a family's dog in Sykesville.
A relative tells The Carroll County Times the family contacted a wildlife and primate sanctuary, which rehabilitates wild animals.
Handlers from the sanctuary came from a neighboring county and picked the animal up on Monday.
The manager of the facility says the alligator will be rehabilitated and then moved to a rescue program.
An official with a local Humane Society says exotic animals such as alligators are banned in Maryland.
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