The second alligator in a month has been caught in the Delta
A 3-foot alligator was captured On Jersey Island Road near Dutch Slough (near Oakley) last Sunday, July 15. It was wandering through a resident’s front yard.
On June 15, a 4-foot alligator was caught near Sherman Island, (between Antioch and Rio Vista).
Probably illegal pets that got too big and nasty and were dumped by their human owners into Delta waters to try and make it on their own. I suspect they wouldn’t have made it, of course, because our winter water is too cold for these semi-tropical reptiles.
I suppose we could always blame it on Global Warming. That would definitely put some teeth in the argument.