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.READ MORE: $20,000 Reward Offered After Fire At Historic St. Leo's Church In Tacony Ruled Arson
According to the PA @fishandboat Commission, the fish could not sustain in such cold water. The rare find was turned over to them for preservation and educational purposes. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/FnDywUvTra
— RadnorPD (@RadnorPD) March 4, 2020READ MORE: Philadelphia Teen Destiny Jackson Overcomes Significant Challenges To Be Among Best Of Class Of 2021
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.
“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.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley Resigns Over Mishandling Of Remains Belonging To Victims Of 1985 MOVE Bombing
There is no word on how the fish got in the pond.