Nov 3, 2013 8:39 PM by CBS Chicago
CHICAGO - Millions of visitors pass through O'Hare airport in Chicago every year, but one visitor's appearance caused quite the stir earlier this week: a small alligator.
The alligator seemed to appear from nowhere, crawling around Terminal 3, on Friday.
"I was out there, and a passenger had pointed out that there was an alligator up under here," Tineka Walker of Universal Security tells CBS 2's Mai Martinez. "I looked, I said, ‘What?'"
Sure enough, there was.
Department of Aviation workers caught the alligator using a broom and dustpan, and Chicago police held it for the city's animal control department.
An official with the Chicago Herpetological Society says it's very fortunate someone wasn't hurt: "What if a little kid grabbed this, thinking it was a toy? That could do a nasty job," he said.