By CBS3 Staff

RADNOR TOWNSHIP, PA (CBS) — Radnor Township police say a rare Alligator Gar fish was found dead in a local pond this week. The fish is commonly found in the Gulf of Mexico.

Police say the fish was found dead by a township resident in the pond at Fenimore Park.

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Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission officials say the fish could not sustain living in such cold water. The fish was turned over to them for educational purposes, police say.

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“Looking for a place to relocate your rare pet? Our parks are not the best option, but give us a call and we’ll provide you with some resources that may help!” Radnor Township wrote on Facebook.

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There is no word on how the fish got in the pond.