Michigan Family’s Pet Alligator Escapes, Killed By Truck

Michigan family’s pet alligator escapes, fatally hit by truck

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Lansing drivers told WILX they saw a 5-foot reptile’s carcass on the side of the road. 

Investigators said Wally had escaped from his home, WLNS reported.

Because they are not indigenous to Michigan, alligators can legally be pets. Native animals, like raccoons, require a permit to own, WLNS reported.

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