The 8 Weirdest Places Alligators Have Been Found in America

Golf Courses

In the Southeast of the United States, many alligators now reside on golf courses, frequently because they have nowhere else to go because of urbanization. Because their usual resources are scarce

Pools and Hot Tubs

A 550-pound, nearly 11-foot-long alligator in Charlotte County went swimming in a backyard pool in May of 2022. A fierce young alligator known as "Emma" was discovered swimming in a Texas

A Park in New York City

Alligators find New York far too chilly, but on February 19, 2023, they rescued a 4-foot-long female alligator from one of the lakes in Prospect Park, Brooklyn!

Humboldt Park in Chicago

A five-foot-long alligator in Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon managed to elude capture for a full week in 2019! But in the end, Florida trapper Frank Robb was able to capture the alligator and take it to a sanctuary.

A Home Attic

Dean Brown said he observed a huge plush animal in the attic while doing a standard house inspection in Echo Farms, North Carolina.

Knocking at the Front Door

A tap at the front door was heard by the owner of a mobile home in Plant City, Florida in 2016. But it wasn't just any old neighbor; a nine-and-a-half-foot alligator

Baseball Dugouts

Baseball grounds are among the strangest sites in America where alligators have been discovered! A 10-foot alligator was beneath the dugout as the Charlotte Stone Crabs

A Bus Stop in Connecticut

A 2- to 3-foot alligator wandered around Enfield, Connecticut in 2012, hundreds of miles away from its native habitat! It was eventually caught by animal control authorities at a nearby bus stop.