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Denver family finds reptile in Goldsmith Gulch while searching for Pokemon

Family unsure if its crocodile or caiman
Posted: 3:04 PM, Aug 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-06 20:32:40-04

DENVER – A family hunting for Pokémon ended up encountering more than they had hoped for this week when they saw a baby gator or caiman in the Goldsmith Gulch. 

Three sisters were out playing Pokémon GO on Tamarac Drive when they came out along the gulch and saw a Pikachu -- along with what they are now calling the "Gator of Goldsmith Gulch."  

Stretching her hands about two-feet wide, one of the girls described how long she imagined the gator was.

This is the second reptile sighting in a week.

Last Sunday, Aurora Police captured a caiman on someone’s front yard. While the reptile is not native to Colorado, dwarf caimans are often kept as pets.

Dwarf caimans can grow up to five-feet long, and full-grown alligators can reach between nine and 15-feet in length.

The girls’ step-father said he called Animal Control after spotting the reptile last night. He has not heard back from them regarding the status of the creature.

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