RHEA COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said officers captured a pet alligator in Rhea County.
It's believed the 4-foot-long alligator was raised in the Whites Creek area, according to the TWRA.
The alligator was taken to the Chattanooga Zoo. The TWRA asks that residents don't dump unwanted animals.
Alligators are not native to Rhea County but can be found in Shelby and Hardin Counties.