Alligator found in backyard of home on Detroit's west side

Animal Control removes 2-foot animal from Strathmoor Street yard

DETROIT – Animal Control was called Wednesday to remove a two-foot alligator from the backyard of a home in Detroit. 

Video: Alligator removed from Detroit yard

The alligator was found on Strathmoor Street, near Interstate 96 and Hubbell Avenue. 

Police didn't immediately release where the alligator came from but believe it was a pet in the area.

Alligators are considered dangerous animals and are illegal to possess.

"I don't deal with alligators," T.J. Boyd said. "My grandad discovered it. He screamed loudly like a banshee and he ran in like Jesse Owens."