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Old 07-13-2022, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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A Michigan college said its nature center was closed to the public "until further notice" after two reports of alligator sightings in a river.

Albion College said its Whitehouse Nature Center, located near the college's campus in Albion, was closed all day Sunday due to a potential danger.

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/07...2671657564908/
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Old 07-18-2022, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Probably a toy.
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Old 07-18-2022, 02:41 PM
 
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The ecological limit for alligators is roughly Cincinnati OH and Richmond VA. Those gators won't survive even the mildest of Michigan winters, although with global warming a young alligator might get to survive in Greater Detroit within its lifetime. (Gators have long lifespans if they survive the usual risks).
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Old 08-12-2022, 05:39 PM
 
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Alligator found in Mississippi River near St. Louis a while back was probably a pet that got too big and the owner turned it loose. Yes they can live that far north. In winter they bury themselves in muf banks and go dormant
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Old 08-24-2022, 12:56 PM
 
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Either the sighting was mistaken or an idiot’s pet alligator got loose. There are no alligators in Michigan, winters are much too cold.
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Old 08-28-2022, 06:36 AM
 
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Alligators can survive Michigan winters, they just cannot reproduce in that kind of environment. That is what limits alligator populations and keeps them in the South. But if hundreds of alligators were transported to Michigan's lakes and rivers, they would be fine there. They just couldn't reproduce and would slowly die off from old age and typical hazards.
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