Buffalo Grove Police Capture Alligator Near Pinehurst and Fox Hill Drive

Buffalo Grove Police Department photo of alligator captured near Pinehurst Lane and Fox Hill Drive.

Buffalo Grove police responded about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday — amid storm damage reports and downed trees and powerlines — to a report of an alligator or crocodile in the front yard of a home in the 600 block of Pinehurst Lane near Fox Hill Drive. After a prolonged search, police found a juvenile 3-foot alligator with yellow striping.

Police officers used a garbage can, a net and a Com Ed Extendo Stick (pole/stick), on loan from Com Ed crews working on power outages in the area, to capture a 3-foot alligator that was discovered in a front yard. Police officers estimate the animal weighed 25 pounds.

Video of alligator in Buffalo Grove from WGN-TV.

A-B-C Humane Wildlife Rescue and Relocation in Arlington Heights picked up the alligator overnight to transfer the animal to a rehab facility.

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Police, firefighters, public works crews, and Com Ed crews were busy all over Buffalo Grove Tuesday night. Photo shows a crew clearing a tree in the 500 block of Checker.

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  1. Weird! Did the alligator escaped drom the zoo or we have alligators in Illinois?! From looking at the picture it looks like a baby alligator.

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