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Machado Lake alligator soon will begin winter hibernation

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But unseasonable 80-degree temperatures forecast with the arrival of more Santa Ana winds may allow his capture. “If we do have the chance, we’ll go ahead and see if we can net him or snare him,” Smith said. “We would hope that the warm weather will bring him out and we’ll have a chance.” Once the alligator goes into hibernation, Smith said, “We don’t really expect to see much of Reggie until spring.” Zoo keepers continue to maintain a regular watch on the 53-acre lake in Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park and will set out three aluminum cages with raw chicken bait in hopes of catching him. Reggie is probably getting very sleepy in chilly Machado Lake. Gator wranglers have all gone home until spring because Harbor City’s elusive alligator Reggie will likely be hibernating as temperatures fall. But Los Angeles Zoo officials haven’t completely given up on catching Reggie this year. Zoo reptile curator Russ Smith spotted the gator swimming in the lake late last week. “I saw those nice, red eyes looking at me. We’ll go out (this week) again to take another look,” said Smith, who noted that alligators hibernate from October to March. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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