So an alligator walked into a baggage claim area at the Chicago airport — but the punch line of this reptile joke was interrupted when authorities trapped the alligator beneath a trash can — and began a hunt for the woman who brought it there.
Associated Press reported the saga of the traveling alligator began on Nov. 3, when a maintenance employee at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport found a scaly visitor about a foot or two long, lurking near an escalator.
Then, footage from the city transit system's security cameras showed the little alligator, later named "Allie" by its rescuers, under the arm of a woman and then lying on her knee at about 1 a.m. as she waited for a train. Nearly two hours later, she boarded another train without her reptile friend.
A passenger who saw the woman, Mark Strotman, told the Associated Press she was treating the alligator like a pet.
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