A 4-foot-long alligator was spotted in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Lagoon on Tuesday, police said.
The animal has since evaded capture.
In the time since, the gator has been given a name: Chance the Snapper, in reference to hometown musician Chance the Rapper.
Parody accounts for the animal have also popped up.
But Alligator Bob, a volunteer with the Chicago Herpetological Society, warns the Chicago Sun-Times that if The Snapper isn’t caught soon things could become dangerous.
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In case you somehow missed it, alligator remains on the loose in a Chicago Park. The 4-foot-long animal was first spotted in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Lagoon on Tuesday, police said. It has evaded capture ever since.
But since the reptile was first spotted swimming, people have taken to it.
In fact, they’ve even named it. Block Club Chicago, which has been reporting on the animal, said they put it to a vote and the animal’s name is none other than “Chance the Snapper.” Yes, the animal has been named after Chance the Rapper, the musician who hails from Chicago.
Chicago: #GATORWATCH2K19 continues! When the gator is rescued, it needs a name! The person who picks the winning name will get prizes from @RevBrewChicago, @BlockClubCHI + MORE! Reply to this tweet with your pick. We’ll create polls throughout the day and declare a winner @ 5! pic.twitter.com/LKplZ5eSL6
— Block Club Chicago (@BlockClubCHI) July 10, 2019
It didn’t take long for the first Chance to catch wind of his namesake. On Wednesday he tweeted “Just landed and found out I gotta alligator,” he said.
Just landed and found out I gotta alligator
— Chance The Rapper Album in July (@chancetherapper) July 10, 2019
And it’s not just Chance (the Rapper) taking notice of Chance (the Snapper). Several parody accounts …read more
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