Michigan resident’s 21-year-old pet alligator died this week after it escaped from its home and was struck by a vehicle, authorities said.

The gator, named Wally, somehow escaped from a home in Delta Township, per the Lansing State Journal. Eaton County Sheriff’s Office officials were notified after a woman on her way to work Thursday morning noticed the animal on the side of the road — an unusual site as the reptiles aren’t native to the state.

Lansing resident Scott Nigoff also saw the animal, which weighed roughly 100 pounds and was 5 feet in length, while on his way to work. He later took to Facebook with pictures of the reptile.


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“Probably not a big deal to those in the south but I live in Michigan!” he captioned the post, in part.

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