Animal Services Officers found an American Alligator being housed in Winnipeg after acting on an anonymous tip.
A two-foot alligator was located in a St. Vital home and was surrendered to Animal Services by its owner. Alligators are illegal in Winnipeg under the Responsible Pet Ownership By-law.
The American Alligator can grow upwards of 15 feet and weigh up to 1,000 pounds in adulthood. The Animal Services Agency is working to find a home for the alligator at an accredited zoo.