A Cleveland-sewer crew found an 18-inch alligator in a creek on Thursday. The gator was nearly frozen, but has since been
revived. (Nov. 9)
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DURATION: :50-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:SOURCE - WEWS COURTESY WEWS, EMBARGO CLEVELANDLOCATION/DATE:CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS, OHIO/NOV. 81. M/S Woman looking at gator in tank2. C/U Gator's head, zoom out3. C/U Gator4. C/U Gator5. M/S Gator6. SOUNDBITE: JEANNIE CHAPMAN/NORTHEAST OHIO REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT SPOKESWOMAN(transcript below)7. C/U Gator8. M/S Gator9. C/U Gator's feet, pan to headVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT TO FIND AN ALLIGATOR IN CLEVELAND, BUT THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED ON THURSDAY.A SURVEYER SPOTTED AN 18-INCH ALLIGATOR IN A CREEK, AND ALERTED A NEARBY SEWER CLEANING CREW.THE FEMALE GATOR WAS LIMP AND NEARLY FROZEN, SO THE CREW PUT HER IN A GARBAGE BAG FILLED WITH WARM WATER TO REVIVE HER.THE CREW NAMED THE GATOR JENNY, AND BROUGHT HER TO A SEWER DISTRICT FACILITY.SOUNDBITE: JEANNIE CHAPMAN/NORTHEAST OHIO REGIONAL SEWER DISTRICT SPOKESPERSON"Because it's pretty unique to the sewer district and Greater Cleveland ourstaff is definitely interested in the fact that we found an alli gator and we have an alligator housed here at the sewer district.."TRACK-2THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IS LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME FOR JENNY.NEW RULES AND FEES FOR REGISTERING EXOTIC ANIMALS WENT INTO EFFECT IN OHIO ON MONDAY.OFFICALS SUSPECT SOMEONE MAY HAVE DUMPED THE GATOR TO AVOID HAVING TO PAY.BRYANT THOMAS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.