Bicyclists find alligator on Greenways Trail in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A father and son biking found something they never imagined they would see in Springfield.

Courtesy: A.J. Stratton

James Stratton and his son AJ came across a gator on the Greenways Trail, just behind Carver Middle School. They found it in a creek.

The Stratton's turned it into animal control. Animal control believes it was likely a pet that escaped or was dumped.