Alligator may be in Oakland County lake: What we know

MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A doable alligator sighting was just lately reported at a lake in a well-liked Oakland County park.

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks group is warning the neighborhood a few doable alligator in Kent Lake at Kensington Metropark, positioned in Milford Township. Indicators have been posted across the lake, letting guests know that an alligator could also be within the water.

No pictures of the doable alligator have been supplied. Officers stated the indicators have been posted “out of an abundance of warning” and for customer security.

In an replace supplied Friday, Might 17, officers stated legislation enforcement, animal management, the Michigan Division of Pure Sources and the Detroit Zoological Society searched Kent Lake early within the morning. Crews used drones, ATVs, boats, and a helicopter, however have been unable to identify any alligator.

Officers additionally stated there was just one identified sighting of the doable alligator. Authorities couldn’t verify the scale based mostly on the “one reported sighting,” officers stated.

If anybody sees an alligator within the space, they’re urged to name park police instantly at 810-227-8910. Guests mustn’t method the animal.

Huron-Clinton Metroparks can be urging neighborhood members to not depart or launch “pets or wildlife of any form” on the parks or lakes. As a result of alligators will not be widespread to or native in Michigan, officers say it’s probably the doable alligator was a pet launched into the lake.

Alligators within the U.S. stay in hotter climates, sometimes in essentially the most southeastern states close to the Gulf of Mexico, and southern states alongside the Atlantic Ocean just like the Carolinas and Georgia.

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