An alligator at O'Hare Airport was found inside the facility Friday when an employee noticed a shocking surprise. The incident has officials confused as to how the alligator found its way into Chicago O'Hare International Airport, FOX News reports Nov. 3.
A maintenance worker encountered the foot-long alligator in the baggage claim area of Terminal 3, according to Chicago Police spokesman Jose Estrada. No one was injured by the alligator.
The alligator was contained when an officer put a trash can over it. Estrada said no one knows how long the alligator had been at O'Hare Airport or or where it came from. It is now being maintained and cared for at Chicago Herpetological Society.
Jason Hood, the society's president, said the small alligator was in "bad shape." He said they're trying to nourish the reptile and "find a place for it."
It's predicted that the alligator will be transferred to an out-of-state alligator farm when authorities give the society clearance to release the animal.
Besides the alligator at O'Hare Airport being discovered, an alligator found its way inside a Walmart store a few weeks ago in Florida. Unfortunately, it had to be euthanized.