THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Thornton worked to capture an uncooperative alligator earlier this week.

The reptile was found at the Avena Broadstone Apartments near 104th and York on Tuesday.

(credit: Thornton Police)

(credit: Thornton Police)

The alligator put up quite a fight before the officers were able to get it into a box.

No one has claimed the gator so the animal is living at the Adams County Animal Shelter.

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