Alligator Sighted in Rock Creek; NZP Catches

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A zoo watchman reports sighting an alligator in Rock Creek on July 14. "The Head Keeper, with several assistants, turned out promptly and after a rather lively chase through the water an alligator about 3 feet long was captured and transferred to the tank where others of his kind are kept."


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Office of Protective Services


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"Local Notes," 7/18/1916, p. 3

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July, 1916


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  • Alligators
  • Watchmen


Rock Creek Park (Washington, D.C.)

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