A wild alligator nicknamed "Chance the Snapper" was captured in Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon overnight Tuesday (July 16). The unlikely Midwest manhunt ends one week after the gator was originally spotted, which will result in the total reopening of the park this week.

Alligator expert Frank Robb was called in from Florida to help catch the animal, which he did around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found the gator to be relatively healthy. Chance the Snapper is about 5 feet in length and weighs nearly 40 pounds. A spokeperson for Chicago Animal Care and Control told ABC News that they believe the gator was previously a pet and dropped off at the lagoon.

Officials say the alligator will eventually be returned to a proper sanctuary or zoo. Chance the Rapper has been actively retweeting the story of the famed gator who took on his namesake to his Twitter page.

As far as musically for Chance, look for the Chicago native to perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night, with his untitled album slated to release later in July.

See a photo of Chance the Snapper below.


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