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PHOTO: 3 foot alligator still missing in Spokane Valley; Alleged owner says it wasn't his

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The alligator in question (PHOTO: SCRAPS) The alligator in question (PHOTO: SCRAPS)
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

It's Day 2 of "Alligator Watch" here in Spokane. Not something you get to write very often in this area, but yes, there is a 3-foot alligator, whose whereabouts are currently unknown. 

In case you missed it, on Wednesday animal control officers were called to a mobile home park in Spokane Valley after residents reported someone keeping an alligator as a pet (which is illegal in Washington). Once the mobile home park manager found out about it, they told us that they gave the owner an ultimatum: You go or the alligator goes. 

3-foot alligator at large in Spokane Valley

By the time Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services (SCRAPS) showed up, the man and the gator were gone. SCRAPS says they have since contacted the man who allegedly owns the gator but he claims he doesn't have one. The gator has not been seen since neighbors say they saw it. 

The identity of the man has remained a mystery to this point, and the only description we were given of the gator was that he was about 3-feet long (Here's my "artist" rendering). Not much of a description, though if you see any alligator in the Spokane area, regardless of its size, please call SCRAPS.

We all know alligators have an affinity for leaving ("See you later, alligator), we just wish we knew where this one scampered off to. 

On Thursday, however, SCRAPS did release a photo of the gator for better identification. That photo has been attached to this story. Get a good look. If you see this gator, you are asked to call SCRAPS immediately at 509-477-2532.

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