Specimen Information

Alligator mississippiensis
Alligator mississippiensis
(American alligator)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1695864
Common NameAmerican alligator
CountyFond du Lac
LocalityEast Branch, Milwaukee River: Long Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMilwaukee
HUC8 Number04040003
HUC10 NameUpper Milwaukee River
HUC10 Number0404000302
HUC12 NameLong Lake-East Branch Milwaukee River
HUC12 Number040400030205
Collection Day1
Collection Month7
Collection Year2022
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity | released pet
Reference 1
Ref. Number:38158
Author:J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue
Title:Found Reptile: American
Reference 2
Ref. Number:38159
Author:Hooper, B.
Title:Alligator found swimming in Wisconsin lake
Publisher:United Press International
Issue:July 6th, 2022
CommentsInitially spotted and reported by swimmers, the small alligator (between 18-24") was caught by Osceola Boat Patrol who turned it over to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. WIDNR then turned it over to J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue. Per Facebook comments from J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue, they were able to locate the owner who decided to surrender the animal which will be placed with the Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary in Michigan.
Record TypeLiterature
DisposalCritchlow Alligator Sanctuary
VerifierWisconsin DNR and J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue
Number Collected1
Size18" to 24"
Number of Juveniles1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/18/2022].

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