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Chance The Snapper Is Riding Out Hurricane Dorian Inside A Safe Building, Gator Farm Says

Alligator Robb said he visited Chance several days before the storm and advised the gator to "hunker."

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CHICAGO — Chance the Snapper is riding out Hurricane Dorian in safety.

Chance, the gator who was found in the Humboldt Park lagoon, was moved to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm days after being captured in July. He’s been doing well there, according to Frank Robb, the man who captured Chance, but his new home could face storms and flooding as Hurricane Dorian sweeps through the area.

Chance was brought inside the facility’s hurricane-safe building as part of prep for the storm, the farm wrote on Twitter. The farm brought other animals inside and closed on Tuesday.

“Hugs for Chance the Chicago alligator!” the farm wrote on Twitter.

On Monday, Robb tweeted a video of Chance and said he’d been able to visit the gator several days beforehand.

“Hunker Chance and I will see you after the storm is over,” Robb wrote.

The hurricane was downgraded to a Category 3 storm with 120-mph winds. It was expected to hit or come close to Florida on Tuesday.

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