An alligator found in a Sykesville yard has been given a temporary home in Woodstock.
The gator was found Sunday at a residence on Cherry Tree Lane, according to the Carroll County Times. It was transported to Frisky's Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary in Woodstock, where it is being provided care until it can be transported to a Florida facility.
In a post alongside a photo of the gator on its open group page on Facebook, Frisky's wrote:
Welcome our newest temporary addition to Frisky's. This little guy was found in someone's backyard in Carroll County. Since alligators aren't indigenous to Maryland, we'll hold on to him until he goes to a sanctuary in Florida. The alligator is 2 years old and 2 1/2 feet long.
It is unlawful to keep a gator, like all exotic animals, as a pet in Maryland, Carroll County Human Society Executive Director Nicky Ratliff told the Associated Press.