A 15-year-old South Beloit boy rescued an alligator from the banks of the Rock River. His grandfather, James Gander, says Stephen found the two foot reptile on the south side of the Sherman Avenue bridge early Sunday night. Gander says the gator was moving very slowly until they took it indoors and it started snapping at everyone. Police officers who came to help turn the creature over to animal control even had their pictures taken with the unusual catch. The animal is now in the hands of Winnebago County animal services. Gander says the family also took pictures to document their story.
AUDIO: James Gander (:55)
Stan Stricker, WCLO