By Associated Press
DE SOTO, Mo. (AP) - Authorities believe a small alligator found in an eastern Missouri creek was a pet that someone decided to drop off.
The alligator was found Sunday night in Joachim Creek in De Soto. Police told KSDK-TV they kept it overnight in a pool, then took it to the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis County. After a few days, it will be transferred to Riverside Reptile Ranch.
Information from: KSDK-TV, http://www.ksdk.com