Chance the Snapper is caught after a wild week in Chicago Park

Chance the Snapper is caught after a wild week in Chicago Park

Chicago wildlife officials have finally captured the 5-foot-long alligator named Chance the Snapper. It may have taken them a week but the alligator is finally tamed. The alligator was spotted by city residents last Tuesday in Humboldt Park, on the city’s West Side. The animal was captured by Florida alligator expert Frank Robb.

Frank Robb owns a Crocodilian Specialist Services in St. Augustine. They had captured the alligator through 36 consecutive hours of tracking and surveillance. The city officials had also played their part as well. They had closed off the roads and paths near the lagoon. They had also asked the residents to avoid the park and not make any noise.

They had captured the rogue gator around 1:30 a.m. local time on Tuesday. Robb said that it was at that time he saw its eyes shine in the darkness. The gator made some ‘vocalizing’ at that time. Chance the Snapper weighs around 30-40 pounds. Robb had conducted a news conference at which the gator was revealed to the public.

A reporter had asked Robb to replicate the vocalizing sound. He replied with humor that “That’s a trade secret, buddy, sorry.” Robb had moved into position on the shore. He had used a fishing rod to capture the animal. The hook had captured to the base of the animal’s tail on first try. Robb said, “One cast and done.” Robb had used special gear to achieve this feat.

He had a fishing line that had a 200-pound test strength. Robb said that hook was set so loosely that it fell out when he grabbed the gator. He was asked how he was able to achieve this feat as many had failed, he responded by saying, “Everybody’s got different blessings. This is my blessing. This is what I’ve spent every day of my life doing for the past 24 years.”

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Two men claim of catching another alligator from the Humboldt Park lagoon
Chicago Police have started the investigation about the claim of two men of catching an
Authorities summon Florida expert to catch the alligator
The traps are placed around the lagoon in Humboldt Park, Chicago. An alligator appeared in
Search of alligator in Chicago lagoon is still ongoing
The animal experts continued their search for the alligator in Humboldt Park’s pool. The strategy
Presence of an alligator or crocodile in a Chicago lagoon
Authorities received a report about the presence of a crocodile or alligator in a lagoon
JJC’s Health and Public Services employees create, donate health care supplies
The demand for personal protective equipment has risen as the doctors and nurses treat patients
Chicago Steel acquire Jake Livanavage
Chicago Steel has announced that they have signed Phoenix Jr. Coyotes defenseman Jake Livanavage to
More than $163 million announced to fight addiction crisis
U.S. Attorney for Southern District of Illinois Steven D. Weinhoeft has announced that the Department
Coronavirus threatens to complicate spring flooding response
The US has been struggling to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. A familiar, annual public
Oberweis: COVID-19 affected the campaign
State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) has a single agenda on his mind and this
COVID-19 forces increased job loss claims
The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in nearly 5,000 job losses in DuPage County alone. The