Alligator Found Lounging in Atlantic City Motel Pool During Police Raid
It is not clear why authorities raided the property.
An alligator made a surprise visit to a motel swimming pool in New Jersey.
The reptile, which was reportedly found at the Bayview Inn & Suites early Tuesday morning, was pictured calmly lying at the bottom of the motel’s pool.
Officials said they are not sure how long the alligator was in the pool.
Animal control was called and workers removed the gator from the pool before taking it to an undisclosed site, according to reports.
Authorities reportedly discovered the alligator after raiding the hotel on an unrelated matter in the morning, according to The Press of Atlantic City. It's not clear what had prompted the police presence.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor did not respond to a call for comment. A phone number listed for the motel is now disconnected.
The Atlantic City Police Department took to Twitter to release a photo of the alligator lounging in the pool.
"A picture of our new pet alligator," the tweet read.
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