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September 8, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Missouri Department of Conservation workers attempted to catch the alligator live using nets but it drowned after it became caught in the nets. The American alligator, native to the southeasten United States was thought to be illegally transplanted to the lake.

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