Alligator killed in Scandia lake, another on the loose

1:06 PM, Aug 30, 2013   |    comments
The owner of the alligators, Will St. Sauver, who is searching the lake for the other gator, Bonnie.
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SCANDIA, Minn. - The Department of Natural Resources says an officer has killed an alligator in a lake north of the metro and another gator could be on the loose.

DNR Public Information Officer Harland Hiemstra says last weekend the Washington County Sheriff's Department received a call of two alligators in Goose Lake in Scandia.  

A DNR Conservation Officer along with a Washington County Sheriff's Deputy went out in a boat on Monday. They found an alligator swimming and shot and killed it. Before they were able to recover the alligator, it sank to the bottom of the lake. 

The owner of the alligators, Will St. Sauver, says the alligators are named Bonnie and Clyde. He says Clyde was the alligator that was shot and killed. St. Sauver says someone released his pet gators into the lake. He believes he'll find and catch Bonnie soon. The alligators are both around three feet long. 

The DNR is also searching Goose Lake for Bonnie. Hiemstra says Washington County Sheriff's Department is trying to find out who put them in the lake.

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