Remember When Alligators Kept Appearing in Wisconsin?
Believe it or not, there was a time when alligators kept showing up in Wisconsin.
Is Wisconsin A Good Place For Alligators To Live?
If you ever wondered if alligators could live outdoors in Wisconsin, the answer is no.
Since they're cold-blooded animals, they don't care for cold climates.
In the U.S., the southeastern part of the country provides the ideal habitat.
Do Alligators Make Good Pets?
Would an alligator make a good family pet? Again, the answer is no. The only way they would end up in Wisconsin is at a zoo. Well, someone could try to keep one at their house but that rarely is successful.
Alligators make terrible pets: 'You're basically dealing with a dinosaur.'
There's A Problem With Alligators In Wisconsin
There, at one point, was an issue with alligators in Wisconsin. In three months, there were three sightings. Since gators aren't from anywhere near the state, they were definitely being brought in by humans. People probably bought them as pets and figured that wasn't a good idea. Then, they dump them off in a local lake.
Alligator Sighting Number One In Wisconsin
The first sighting of an alligator in Wisconsin was in July 2022.
An alligator that was 2-3 feet long was found in Long Lake in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.
Second Wisconsin Alligator Spotted
Two weeks later, another alligator was spotted in Wisconsin. Two sightings might just be a coincidence.
The latest happened July 12 in Kenosha when police were called to a residential area on the north side of the city for a pet alligator that had escaped captivity.
Latest Alligator Discovery In Wisconsin
With three gators found in just three months, there might be a problem in Wisconsin.
The Kewaskum Police Department received a report of an alligator in a pond on Sunday.
According to police, the alligator was spotted at Reigle Family Park.