Possible Alligator Sightings in Crab Orchard Lake

Possible Alligator Sightings in Crab Orchard Lake

Wildlife Officers say there may be an alligator hiding in Crab Orchard Lake. According to a report from WSIL TV, officers have received multiple reports of an alligator sighting on the bank of the lake near Cambria Road. They believe that if there is a gator, it was released in the lake as an unwanted pet, however, the cold blooded creatures cannot live this far north during the colder winter months. With the reports, visitors to the lake should stay alert. If anyone sees the gator they are asked to contact the Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge at 997-3344.