What's an alligator doing in the biology pond on campus at SHS/JHS in Temperance? ANYTHING HE WANTS!
Seriously, there's a gator in the school's pond. Bedford Public Schools Superintendent Carl Schulz says it's actually a caiman and someone from the Indian Creek Zoo would come to capture and relocate the critter within the next couple of days ... meanwhile, you may want to stay away.
"Earlier today, a teacher reported to administration that there appeared to be an alligator type reptile swimming in the pond. Building administration, along with our school liaison officer have contacted the proper agencies and experts to assist with its removal. Local animal experts have identified our new visitor as a caiman that appears to be approximately three feet in length. Caiman's [sic] while not indigenous to Michigan are often kept as pets throughout the nation. Caiman's share many similar characteristics to alligators and crocodiles but are often smaller in size. We are asking that all students and families remain clear of this area until the caiman can be safely relocated to a proper home over the next couple of days. Please speak with your students to relay this message as soon as possible."
Scroll down for videos of the alligator, or caiman, as well as an official message from Bedford Public Schools.