Avoid Alligator Road Kill in WV

by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter

PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (HNN) - Usually racoons, skunks , deer and opossoms represent likely Mountain State Road Kill.

But Tuesday night, a television station reported that Putnam Drivers didn't dodge a dog or bear, they swerved to avoid an alligator.

One of the driver's told the station that 911 dispatchers did a "double take" when he called in the report.  Police eventually found the gator, which appears two years old, in the brush.

The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources now will check nearby institutions of higher learning to see if they can use a full grown gator. Otherwise, the animal which likely was at one time a cute little pet, will be put down.

Are there any rescue operations that take alligators?