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Officials Remove 6-Foot Adult Alligator From Local Backyard in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Officials Remove 6-Foot Adult Alligator From Local Backyard in West Springfield, Massachusetts

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS - While acting on a tip, police discovered an alligator in an enclosure in the backyard of a Main Street home. The animal was extracted and taken to Springfield's Forest Park Zoo.An American Alligator was rescued from a home in West Springfield, Thursday afternoon, and moved to the Forest Park Zoo.22News was at the Zoo in Springfield where we were able to take some video of the alligator, which is 5 feet long and weighs 150 to 200 pounds.Katie Gronendyke, of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, told 22News, around 12:18 p.m., Environmental Police were notified by West Springfield Police that the alligator was being kept at a private home in West Springfield.West Springfield Police Sgt. Nolan Ryan said the department r