PILLAGER - What's going up in north central Minnesota? For the second time this month a small alligator has been found.

This time the Cass County Sheriff's Office says they got a call of a possible alligator sighting in Hardy Lake near Pillager. Officers responded to the area yesterday (Tuesday) and did find the alligator near the shoreline.

The animal was taken to the Safari North Wildlife Park near Brainerd.

Earlier this month the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office found a three-foot alligator on a bike trail southwest of Brainerd.