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US Man who caught 'Chance the Snapper' in a Chicago park now has his own coloring book about the gator

23:25  08 november  2019
23:25  08 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Man who caught ' Chance the Snapper ' in a Chicago park now has his own coloring book about the gator . Grace Hauck. Robb won the city 's heart this summer after capturing an elusive alligator, affectionately named " Chance the Snapper ," which mysteriously appeared in Humbolt Park lagoon.

The gator is seen here in an image provided by Chicago Animal Care and Control. The gator surprised city residents who spotted it last Tuesday in Humboldt Park , on the city 's West Side. To help the gator search, officials had closed off roads and paths near the lagoon and residents were

CHICAGO — Since coming to the Windy City, Frank Robb has snagged a gator, a girlfriend and, now, his own coloring book.

Robb won the city's heart this summer after capturing an elusive alligator, affectionately named "Chance the Snapper," which mysteriously appeared in Humbolt Park lagoon.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Florida alligator expert Frank Robb receives a round of applause as he holds an alligator during a news conference, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Chicago. Robb captured the elusive alligator in a public lagoon at Humboldt Park early Tuesday. At left is Kelley Gandurski, executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)© Ashlee Rezin, AP Florida alligator expert Frank Robb receives a round of applause as he holds an alligator during a news conference, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Chicago. Robb captured the elusive alligator in a public lagoon at Humboldt Park early Tuesday. At left is Kelley Gandurski, executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

For days, the gator evaded would-be captors. But within 36 hours of arriving in Illinois, the Florida expert caught the animal with a fishing pole.

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Chance the Snapper will now be turned over to a sanctuary or zoo where it will have a permanent home. Police are expected to reveal more Alligator Bob did not have kind words for the supposed perpetrator, whomever he or she may be. In an interview with Block Club Chicago , Bob said he would

5-foot alligator caught in Chicago park . Chance the Snapper , after his capture. "It was just a matter of finding him," Robb said a news The city 's Animal Care and Control Executive Director Kelley Gandurski said they believe the reptile was brought to the lagoon by someone who owned it.

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The entire venture cost Chicago more than $33,600.

That same night, Robb threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field for the Chicago Cubs game against the Cincinnati Reds.

The next day, Robb was given the honor of turning on the city's iconic Buckingham Fountain in the center of Grant Park.

“When I came here, I had a plan where I was going to try to get in here, accomplish the job I had set forth from the city of Chicago, and get out of here, and nobody ever know I was here,” Robb told CBS at the time. “The way it turned out, it worked out too, and it’s been really a complete blessing.”

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Frank Robb caught the Humboldt Park alligator, Chance the Snapper .Kelly Bauer/Block Club Chicago . The Guy Who Caught Chance The Robb, who lives in eastern Florida, said he and his uncle — who taught him how to trap gators — had been following the Chance the Snapper saga in

Florida man who caught the Humboldt Park alligator to throw out Cubs first pitch ». (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune). At the news conference, the alligator was in a dark- colored box with a Our favorite tweets from ‘ Chance the Snapper ’ and his fans ». “I would walk around previously this week

'Chance the Snapper': Elusive alligator finally caught by Florida expert

A month later, Robb told the Chicago Sun-Times that he and his Chicago girlfriend had received a behind-the-scenes tour of the Shedd Aquarium. The two had met before Robb became a local celebrity, he said.

Now, all the attention is helping "Alligator Robb" achieve one of his life goals: Writing a book.

In partnership with illustrator Ben Clark and a Chicago T-shirt company, Robb is releasing "The Adventures of Chicago Chance and Frank Robb" this week.

The story is written from Chance’s point of view — from being hatched in Florida, sold to someone in Chicago and placed in the Humboldt Park Lagoon, according to a press release.

“It's amazing to have the opportunity to share the story of Chance with everyone in this coloring and storybook. This is a story of conservation of a species that I was raised around and truly love," Robb said in the release. "This alligator and I are linked for life and the blessings of this story will continue to be shared."

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The man who caught Chance the Snapper (CNN) The man who caught Chance the Snapper -- the alligator that shut down part of Chicago 's Humboldt Park for days -- is a new hero in the Windy City . It's illegal in Illinois to own an alligator. The gator came to be known as Chance the Snapper

who caught Chance the Snapper -- the alligator that shut down part of Chicago 's Humboldt Park Chicago ’s top animal control official has said officials believe the reptile was brought to the lagoon by It’s illegal in Illinois to own an alligator. The gator came to be known as Chance the Snapper

A portion of the proceeds from each book will be split between two charities; one for crocodilian conservation efforts and one to assist first responders, according to the release.

As for Chance the Snapper, he hasn't fared too poorly either: The gator has inspired a bobblehead from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame, two local beers (Revolution Brewing's Humboldt Gator and Urban Renewal Brewery's The Humble Gator) and multiple Twitter accounts. He is now living at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park in St. Augustine, Florida.

Despite initial reports that Chance was 5-foot-3-inches, the director of the Alligator Farm said Friday that he is three feet.

"The Adventures of Chicago Chance and Frank Robb" is $16 and will be available online and at various venues and stores throughout Chicago and Florida.

Follow Grace Hauck on Twitter @grace_hauck.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Man who caught 'Chance the Snapper' in a Chicago park now has his own coloring book about the gator

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