Chicago’s ‘Chance the Snapper’ growing up, moving to new enclosure at St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Chicago’s ‘Chance the Snapper’ growing up, moving to new enclosure at St. Augustine Alligator Farm
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Nearly three years after making his home at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, the Chicago “native” gator dubbed “Chance the Snapper” is moving to a larger enclosure at the park.

The Alligator Farm posted on Facebook Thursday that “Chicago Chance is getting to be a BIG BOY!”

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Chicago Chance is getting to be a BIG BOY! 🐊 @alligatorrobb Frank Robb came out to the Zoo to help move Chance to a...

Posted by St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Chance originally caused a stir in the Windy City after he was spotted swimming in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Lagoon in July 2019.

Officials weren’t quite sure how Chance got there, but they believed he was originally someone’s illegal pet.

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Frank Robb, the man who originally helped trap Chance in 2019, helped move Chance to his new enclosure at the Alligator Farm.

The Alligator Farm said visitors can now see Chance in the juvenile crocodilian yard in front of the Anastasia Island Conservation Center.

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