DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Two alligators were spotted earlier this month in Auglaize County, according to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
The alligators were initially reported May 7 in St. Marys River. Officials with the Ohio Department of Agriculture attempted to capture two alligators several times without success.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture was notified that one of the alligators has since been killed by an Ohio Division of Wildlife officer.
The one remaining alligator has not been seen since, according to officials.
While the freshwater of the St. Marys River resembles alligators’ normal environment, they are almost exclusively found in nature in the southeastern part of the United States. Alligators found further north usually turn out to be pets that were freed, either accidentally or intentionally.