Remember when all Illinois cared about was the Alligator in the Humboldt Park Lagoon named Chance The Snapper? Well, apparently round 2 happened this past week in Lynwood, Il.

Firefighters in Lynwood said the 3 1/2-foot alligator was captured after being spotted swimming in a local lake. And of course he has a name. He was named by a local kid and the name - Alex the alligator.

UPI details -

The alligator, dubbed Alex by locals, will be quarantined for 30 days before being relocated to a new home at a licensed reptile park. It was unclear how the alligator ended up in the lake.

Dang, even alligators have to quarantine. It didn't quite reach the level of drama Chance The Snapper had, but he still caused quite the stir in Lynwood.

But Alex the alligator is safe now!

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