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    WATCH: Group catches American alligator in pond near Bedford schools

    BEDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — An American alligator was first spotted in a pond near Bedford Middle School and High School on Thursday, and on Friday afternoon, a group of workers finally caught the alligator.

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    According to Bedford Public Schools, the alligator was found in the biology pond, which is used by the junior and senior high school classes for an academic study.

    A teacher reported that there appeared to be an alligator-type reptile swimming in the pond, and the district contacted experts to assist with the removal.

    Those experts initially identified the reptile as a caiman, but later identified it as an American alligator. While not indigenous to Michigan, they are kept as pets throughout the country.

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