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Alligator found wandering loose in Oklahoma

By Ben Hooper

Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Police in Oklahoma wrangled a alligator and were able to safely capture the loose reptile, but its origins remain unknown.

The Moore Police Department said Sgts. Snavely and Hernandez responded to a neighborhood on a report of a loose alligator and they arrived to find someone had placed a plastic basket over the animal.

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Police needed to get the gator into a more secure situation and body camera footage shows Snavely carefully capturing the alligator before animal control personnel arrived.

Investigators said they are trying to determine where the gator came from.

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