- Sometimes, animals end up in places where they're not supposed to be.
- An alligator was spotted in Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon on Tuesday.
- A mountain lion once tried to enter a casino in Reno, Nevada.
- A kangaroo was seen hopping across a bridge in Grand Chute, Wisconsin.
An alligator was recently spotted cruising down Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon, and it's not the first time a wild animal has turned up far away from its natural habitat.
Here are 11 times animals were found places where they didn't belong.
An alligator climbed up to the second floor of an apartment complex in Naples, Florida.
While alligators are native to Florida, they're not native to apartment buildings. A 5-foot-long alligator made its way up to the second floor of an apartment complex in Naples on Wednesday, the Miami Herald reported. It likely came from the lake behind the building.
Professional alligator trapper Ray Simonsen nabbed the rogue animal and told the Herald that it would find a new home on a farm.
An alligator was spotted in Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon on Tuesday.
An alligator estimated to be four or five feet long was spotted in Humboldt Park Lagoon on Tuesday, according to the Chicago Tribune. Animal control set out traps to capture the alligator. A local volunteer known as "Alligator Bob," who has helped officials catch wayward animals before, also searched for it among lily pads in his canoe.
A resident of Humbolt Park told the Tribune that people often dump animals that they no longer want to take care of into the lagoon, so it's possible that the alligator was illegally owned by someone who released it there.