El Chompo: Cops seize drugs, gun….and 3-foot gator in Northwest Side raid

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In less than a month, Chicago has apparently gone from Chance The Snapper to El Chompo.

Chicago police on Monday night found a three-foot-long alligator as they executed a search warrant in the Irving Park neighborhood.

Police said they entered the home on the 4000 block of North Troy at 9:38 p.m. and recovered several guns as well as narcotics. And the alligator.

The reptile was turned over to the Chicago Animal Care and Control.

No humans were arrested at the scene, police said. The investigation continues.

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