News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: April 8, 2013, 6:33 p.m.
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Clackamas County Sheriff's Case #13-10685
Around 4 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to an anonymous tip about an alligator kept in a shed off of S. Marshall Road in Mulino.
Deputies responded and found the alligator in a shed on the property. The alligator was being cared for, and was found in healthy condition. His name is Wally, he is about 4 feet long, and he is estimated to be about 12-14 years old.
The Sheriff's Office enlisted the help of Richard Ritchey of NW Herpetological Services to properly care for Wally.
Owning alligators is prohibited in Oregon without a special permit. No permit was issued to allow the ownership of Wally. No charges are being filed at this time.
Robert Wurpes, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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