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"Chance the Snapper" evaded capture in Chicago back in July.

In the streets and on the run: Alligators are having a ‘hot girl summer’ of their own

From climbing fences in Florida to swimming in a Chicago lagoon, here are 11 of the best gator stories so far this year.
An alligator is seen at the Gator Park in the Florida Everglades May 17, 2006 in Miami-Dade County. There has been a record three deaths attributed to alligator attacks in Florida in the month of May.

A horrifying video shows an alligator climbing over a fence near a Navy base in Florida

It was a big weekend for alligators in Florida. This weekend, an alligator climbed a fence near the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida.
Charlie the gator in custody.

A man who wrangled an alligator on his own said he was inspired by Steve Irwin: ‘I’ve watched enough TV’

Don Walters saw a 3-foot alligator in the woods looking for fishing bait and decided to take matters into his own hands and catch the animal himself.
The face of Chance the Snapper.

After a week on the loose in a Chicago park, an alligator named ‘Chance the Snapper’ has been caught

"Chance the Snapper" has finally been captured. In a press conference, trapper Frank Robb explains how he did it in just two days.
Who wore it better?

Still on the loose, Chicago voted to name an escaped alligator ‘Chance the Snapper’

Chance the Snapper was first spotted on Tuesday in Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon. The animal has since evaded capture.

A 4-foot-long alligator is on the loose in a popular Chicago park and police have been unable to catch him

A 4-foot-long alligator was spotted in Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon. Alligators, however, are not native to Illinois.
Bigger than your average.

A 463 pound alligator meandered onto a Floridian interstate and was hit by a truck

Broderick Vaughan of Vaughan Gators told ABC Action News that the animal had to be euthanized due to the severity of its injuries.
People are horrified.

An alligator was seen swimming with a knife lodged in its head — but officials believe it’s probably not in pain

An alligator with a knife lodged in its head was spotted in Sugar Land, Texas. Residents are alarmed and think this was done on purpose.
An alligator interrupted a Florida couple's picnic and ate all of their food.

An alligator surprised a Florida couple on a date by eating their whole picnic spread

Taylor Forte says she was trying to enjoy a lakeside picnic with her fiancé, Trevor Walters, when an alligator swam to the shore and ate their food.
As they say, only in Florida!

An 11-foot-long alligator broke into a Florida woman’s home and tore through her kitchen in the middle of the night

The scaly, 11-foot-long alligator broke through low-to-the ground windows, making a mess in the woman's kitchen. There were no injuries.