‘See you later’: Missing alligator rescued from Chesapeake pool

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An alligator was rescued Friday from a Chesapeake pool a few doors down from where he escaped his enclosure.

According to Chesapeake Animal Services, a gator named “Splash” who is lawfully owned by Jack’s Jungle was found relaxing in a private pool on Taft Road.

Animal control was notified of Splash’s disappearance approximately three weeks ago.

“The owner did not know if it escaped, was stolen, or was let out of its enclosure,” Chesapeake Animal Services said in a Facebook post.

Animal control contacted the owner of Jack’s Jungle and met him at the scene, which was located a few houses away from the alligator’s home.

The owner confirmed Splash was his alligator and worked with animal control to remove the reptile from the pool and return him to his enclosure.

Caitlyn Burchett, 727-267-6059, caitlyn.burchett@virginiamedia.com