An alligator at O'Hare Airport shocked a maintenance worker after he made the bizzarre discovery. The alligator was found nestled under an escalator at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Friday and police are still investigating how the beast got there. Security guard Tineka Walker told CNN affiliate WBBM-TV: “I was out there, and a passenger had pointed out that there was an alligator up under here.” She added,“I looked, I said, ‘What?’
The baby alligator at O'Hare Airport gave the maintenance worker the shock of his life after he found himself face to face with the reptile. Although the foot-long alligator was certainly a baby, it was already equipped with razor-sharp teeth.
Walker notified police of the alligator at the airport, and Chicago Police Officer Anthony Oliver couldn't believe what he was hearing. "Figured somebody was messing with us," Oliver said.
The alligator was given to the Chicago Herpetological Society and its president told CBS News that the alligator was in a "rather sad state." The institution strives to save her.
A clue to how the alligator at O'Hare Airport situation came about was revealed on Twitter Friday after an anonymous person posted images of a man holding what looked like the same alligator that was discovered at the airport.
"The patterns on an alligator are as unique as your fingerprints," an official said. "We can actually match this band right here with that band right there."
The images showed an unidentified man with tattoos on his arm holding an alligator and according to the Twitter post, the man was riding the Blue Line train, which goes to the O'Hare airport.
"They probably realized they couldn't take it through checkpoint, and just let him go, but, oh my God!" Walker said.