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6-foot alligator turns up outside Michigan church

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say a 6-foot-long alligator was caught after being spotted roaming the property of a southern Michigan church.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports (http://bit.ly/u2A1xB) officers from the Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety near Jackson caught the alligator on Monday.

A passing motorist called police to Pathway Community Church after spotting it outside.

Officers slipped a noose around the head of the alligator while duct tape was placed around its mouth.

Police say arrangements were made to transport the alligator to a sanctuary.

Police say the alligator was in good health and likely was recently released. With colder weather approaching it might not have survived outdoors.

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