ga·​tor | \ ˈgā-tər How to pronounce gator (audio) \

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The gator was identified after its owner, who has not been publicly identified, called the sheriff’s department, MLive also reported. Fox News, "Michigan resident’s pet alligator escapes, dies after being hit by car: police," 28 June 2019 The hissing gator was taken to the Humane Animal Rescue in Pittsburgh, which hosts 74 cats and 38 dogs, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s report on the story. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "Alligators in Pittsburgh? Southeastern reptiles are appearing in places they shouldn’t: report," 24 June 2019 The exit was closed for hours until the gator was safely removed. Scottie Andrew And Paul P. Murphy, CNN, "This 463-pound alligator was removed from a Florida highway after it was struck by a semi-truck," 20 June 2019 The injured gator was seen two days this week swimming in Pumpkin Lake in Sugar Land, NBC affiliate KPRC-TV reported. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, "Alligator with knife sticking out of its head spotted swimming in a Texas lake," 14 June 2019 Earlier this month a large gator was found on the front porch of a home in Cinco Ranch, while a five-foot alligator was found swimming in floodwaters at U.S. Highway 90 near the Katy Veterinary Clinic last month. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Eight-foot gator spotted in middle of Louisiana highway escapes after chomping deputy's car," 12 June 2019 The gator will be taken to a private farm in Fort Meade if deemed to be a candidate for relocation. USA TODAY, "Painting over history, saving cats’ claws, angry birds: News from around our 50 states," 5 June 2019 The gator-under-the-truck was spotted Saturday afternoon by Monroe County Sheriff’s Sgt. Doug Phillips,, "Wily gator: Now you see me, now you don't," 25 June 2018 The gator lurking in one of the lakes is well known to regulars. CBS News, ""An alligator got this lady": 911 call released after deadly attack," 15 June 2018

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1844, in the meaning defined above

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