UPDATE: The Alligator has been safely returned to City Park.
HAGERSTOWN, MD - Ally the Alligator, who was purchased by the City of Hagerstown and placed in City Park to control the geese population, escaped on her first day back in the park this year.
The town council decided to wait for the first day of summer to release Ally back into City Park, because they needed to make sure the water was warm enough for her.
"She's been cooped up in a heated shack for most of the winter, and I guess she needed to stretch her legs." stated one city official.
Residents are once again reminded that should they encounter the alligator, under no circumstances should you make any honking noise, or she may mistake you for a goose. Ally is trained to only eat geese.
Ally was last seen by the McDonalds at Long Meadow. If you see Ally, please do not approach her, but contact the town hall so that they may pick her up.
Additionally, should you see Ally, please keep your pets inside.
Ally the Alligator is the gift that just keeps on giving, eventually we'll have a sports team "The Hagerstown Gators". The Hagerstown Report is satire.