Alligator Found in Pennsylvania Woman’s Backyard

Tracie Hoffecker says she found the 2-to-3-foot-long (0.9-meter) gator near her home in the Philadelphia suburb of Prospect Park.

  • Published 23 July 2018
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PROSPECT PARK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman who was admiring a turtle in her backyard got a surprise when she spotted an alligator just a few feet away. Tracie Hoffecker says she found the 2-to-3-foot-long (0.9-meter) gator near her home in the Philadelphia suburb of Prospect Park on Sunday morning. Hoffecker called her cousin, who is a Philadelphia firefighter, and he safely removed the alligator using a net. Slimy, Scaly, Taily Reptile Rescue arrived…

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