Mass. FF Yields to Alligator Crossing


An alligator was found crossing a Brockton street by a local firefighter on Monday morning.

The alligator was brought to a Brockton fire station where animal control officials were contacted, according to the Brockton Enterprise.

Animal control supervisor Tom DeChellis said the alligator was wearing a collar and appeared to be someone's pet, though authorities suspect the animal was not licensed with the state, which the state requires of all exotic pets.

DeChellis said he does not expect anyone to claim the alligator.

The last alligator found in the city was discovered in D.W. Field Park several years ago, according to DeChellis. He said that alligators are usually found when left behind by people who move out of their houses or apartments.

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