Although exotic pets (whatever that means) are illegal, that doesn't stop people from buying them (and sometimes getting more than they bargain for).
Forget the urban legend about alligators in the sewer. There's a real crocodilian swimming in the Kishwaukee River.
“It's true. We've seen it,” said Bob Drake, director of environmental health at the DeKalb County Health Department. “It's just a little bitty thing, only about 3 feet long, that somebody let go.”
We have yet to record a 90 degree day this summer. Animal control officers hope to bring the 'gator in before the Gales of November do their work.