Chicago Celebrity Chance The Snapper Settles Into His New Southern Digs

An alligator that eluded capture for a week in a Chicago park is now in custody, officials announced Tuesday. The gator is seen here in an image provided by Chicago Animal Care and Control.
An alligator that eluded capture for a week in a Chicago park is now in custody, officials announced Tuesday. The gator is seen here in an image provided by Chicago Animal Care and Control.
An alligator that eluded capture for a week in a Chicago park is now in custody, officials announced Tuesday. The gator is seen here in an image provided by Chicago Animal Care and Control.
An alligator that eluded capture for a week in a Chicago park is now in custody, officials announced Tuesday. The gator is seen here in an image provided by Chicago Animal Care and Control.

Chicago Celebrity Chance The Snapper Settles Into His New Southern Digs

What’s Chance the Snapper been up to lately?

After Block Club Chicago first broke the story of the strange reptile hanging out in the Humboldt Park Lagoon in early July, the little alligator took the media by storm and captured the hearts of its residents.

Hundreds of folks around Chicago f locked to the lagoon for the chance to spot the shy creature peeking out over the water.

Gator Watch was a thing.

There was an online poll to name him.

Chance the Snapper even has his own merch.

But after little more than a week, Chance was caught by expert trapper Frank Robb and transported to the good life in Florida, at St. Augustine Zoo, where the rogue reptile has been settling in and gaining some notoriety in recent weeks.

For an update on how Chance the Snapper is doing in his new southern home, Morning Shift checks in with John Brueggen, director and general manager of St. Augustine Zoo.