Specimen Information

Alligator mississippiensis
Alligator mississippiensis
(American alligator)
Reptiles-Crocodilians
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1695864
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusAlligator
Speciesmississippiensis
Common NameAmerican alligator
StateWI
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
Map
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Collection Day1
Collection Month7
Collection Year2022
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity | released pet
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:38158
Author:J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue
Date:2022
Title:Found Reptile: American
Reference 2
Ref. Number:38159
Author:Hooper, B.
Date:2022
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
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
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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