Man claims to have seen alligator in LaPorte lake

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It was an unusual find in a LaPorte County lake over the weekend: a LaPorte man told police he spotted an alligator emerging from the water.

The man says he was fishing off a pier at Kiwanis-Teledyne Park when it happened.

He says he watched the creature swim and then crawl onto shore.

The man says he knows it was an alligator because he lived in Florida for nine years.

A copy of the police report was forwarded to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.