Alligator found in Kansas City hot tub now adjusting to new environment

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An alligator removed from a Kansas City, Missouri home Wednesday is settling into his new home.

The seven-foot, 200-pound gator named “Katfish” has his own space at Dana Savorelli’s “Monkey Island Rescue” in Greenwood, home to other exotic animals.

“You know, he’ll lunge at you and try to bite you if he gets half the chance, so we have to stay a bit clear of him and he’s nervous, he’s out of his environment completely,” Savorelli said. 

Katfish was found in a hot tub at a southeast Kansas City home 20 miles away after getting an emergency call from KCMO animal control Wednesday.

Savorelli is taking care of six small gators, and two others that are as big as Katfish. 

By springtime, Savorelli hopes to build Katfish a new home, one that will have water and other natural elements.

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