‘Nampa not Tampa’: Police respond to alligator found in Idaho

SEE: Police respond to alligator found in Idaho

NAMPA, Idaho — Police in Nampa, Idaho, are used to wrangling all types of animals, but an alligator might have been a first.

The Nampa Police Department posted on Facebook that they were called to capture a 6-foot alligator Tuesday evening.

This is Nampa, IDAHO not Tampa, FLORIDA, but we found ourselves helping Idaho Fish & Game on this call last night. We...

Posted by Nampa Police Department on Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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The post shows police officers and Idaho Fish and Game officials subduing the animal under a trailer.

This is Nampa, IDAHO not Tampa, FLORIDA, but we found ourselves helping Idaho Fish & Game on this call last night. We sometimes herd cows, horses, occasionally deal with deer and even a moose last year...but a 6’ alligator? In Nampa? Pretty sure this was a first. We don’t have details about this critter, or really how it ended up where it ended up, but it’s been wrangled and it’s secure now. Thanks Fish & Game for knowing what to do and for taking care of this situation.
Nampa Police Department Facebook account

Police did not provide details of how the alligator got there or if it was a pet.