Alligator Captured: In Pittsburgh!

sources: WTAE/KDKA


An alligator was captured along the Monongahela River shoreline near Southside Riverfront Park on Saturday afternoon.

The gator was about three feet long and weighted around 10 pounds. 

“There were a couple of people fishing down here on the Mon River and they called into 911 about how an alligator was loose along the trail. This was a first in my career.”

Matthew Raetsch
Waterways Conservation Officer

Officials said the alligator was slightly overweight, which leads the officers to suspect that the alligator was eating well by the banks of the Monongahela.

Pittsburgh is suddenly gator country.

Calamity Jane