Alligator Confiscated Near Rockford

Photo Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office

MACHESNEY PARK – A young American Alligator was found by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Saturday.    Adult alligators can reach up to 15 feet in length, although the one taken by the Winnebago County Animal Services from Wiltshire Avenue location in Machesney Park around 7:30 PM was much smaller.   The alligator was taken to a Chicago area reptile rescue.