Baby Alligator Rescued in Desert Hot Springs
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (KTLA) — A rare discovery today in Desert Hot Springs – a reptile that appears to be a young American alligator.
Animal rescuers responding to a call of a trapped animal, found the alligator wedged between two fences in the 66600 block of Estrella Avenue.
Animal services spokesman John Welsh says the reptile “appears to be a juvenile American alligator,” which are illegal to keep as pets.
The alligator was found a few blocks from an elementary school.