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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/alligator-spotted-in-midlands-lake-1084408.html
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Since when was chew in the midlands ?  Wink
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Two different alligators it seems. The midlands one is Sandwell Valley SC (and was 1999). And I've found invasive shrimps in our reservoir, so be careful out there folks...

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google alligator sightings, they occur with same frequency as large cat sightings.
Chew Valley one, genuine, actually got one, no explanation that I can find where the poor thing appeared from.
Unlikely they could survive winter so chances of a breeding pair slim.
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How about an actual Mississippi Snapping Turtle found a few years ago in the Engine Pool at Earlswood Lakes near Solihull?

See http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/local-news/giant-alligator-snapping-turtle-caught-3929378

Earlswood Lake Sailing Club sail on the adjoining lake and this did encourage some rapid capsize recovery. The turtle was real, was some 3ft long and was rehomed to a local safari park.
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Google researched Alligators surviving in UK, some experts say certain Alligator species could survive british winter, they dig burrows in bank.
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Great White Shark in Chichester Harbour. 



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People seem to sail on Loch Ness without too many disappearing without trace LOL

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