Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 30th, 2007
‘Reggie’ Returns: City Officials Report Sightings Of Lake Machado Gator 4:06 pm PDT April 30, 2007
Los Angeles — The elusive alligator dubbed Reggie was recently spotted in Lake Machado in Harbor City, city officials said.
The reptile had not been seen since October 2005, prompting concerns that the cold-blooded creature may have traveled into a nearby flood control channel, figured out better hiding spots or perhaps died.
The 6-foot gator was first spotted in the 53-acre lake at Harbor Regional Park in the summer of 2005, and a series of trappers made unsuccessful efforts to catch him.
Reggie was apparently dumped into Lake Machado by a former cop and an accomplice when the alligator became too large for a backyard pond.NBC4.tv and KNBC, Los Angeles