CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police investigators have cracked the case: A 4-five foot alligator is dwelling in a lagoon at one of the city’s maximum popular parks.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Tuesday that investigators went to Humboldt Park Lagoon on the city’s West aspect and confirmed that the unusual resident is there as pronounced on social media.

officials couldn’t say how the creature were given there.

metropolis officers say alligator traps are being positioned across the lagoon in hopes the animal will swim into one and be effectively eliminated.

Guglielmi says the animal became anticipated to be trapped “and relocated to a zoo for veterinary evaluation.”

Alligators want heat weather climates which includes Florida but were acknowledged to live to tell the tale quickly within the bloodless via a manner much like hibernation.