Chance the Snapper
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Chance The Snapper Is Bigger Than Ever: Checking In On Chicago’s Favorite Gator 3 Years Later
Chance has grown 2 feet and more than tripled his weight since he was caught in the Humboldt Park lagoon in 2019. He's one of the largest gators at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park in Florida.
After Heart Surgery, Alligator Robb Takes Slow Steps Toward Recovery — With Help From Chicagoans: ‘You Guys … Have Blessed Me So Many Times’
After a high-risk heart surgery last month, the city’s favorite alligator trapper is recovering at his Florida home. He plans to visit Chance, who has grown into a "powerhouse" gator at the farm, soon — and Chicago, of course.
Alligator Robb, Who Famously Caught Chance The Snapper, Asks For Prayers Ahead Of Heart Surgery
Florida surgeons will perform Frank Robb's high-risk heart and chest surgery March 9. He thanked Chicagoans for helping him with steep medical bills and for their unwavering kindness.
Alligator Robb, Who Famously Caught Chance The Snapper, Needs Your Help As Heart Surgery Looms
Robb's friends have set up an online fundraiser to help the gator trapper pay for costly medical bills.
Chance The Snapper Is Now 5 Feet Long And Ruling Florida Gator Farm With An ‘Iron Chicago Fist’
"He has no worries. He has no concerns. ... He's truly living life as a rockstar."
Chance The Snapper Is Living His Best Life In Florida One Year After Stealing Chicago’s Heart
"People are still asking about him nonstop," says Frank "Alligator" Robb, who snared the wayward gator. "There's so much love for the little fella, but he's not exactly a little fella anymore."
Alligator Robb, Chance The Snapper’s Rescuer, Wants To Skype Gators And Snakes Into Your Living Room
The Florida gator rescuer is doing educational Skype sessions to help kids connect with nature and learn while stuck inside.
Meet The Humboldt Park Gators, Chicago’s Only All-Girls Baseball Team
"I want to see the look on the guys' faces when they realize we can throw stuff," 12-year-old Sadie Manley said of her team.
15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Chance The Snapper Saga, 2019’s Feel-Good Story Of The Year
Humboldt Park's famous alligator didn't stay in that lagoon the whole week — he took some walks. He's also popular with the lady gators in Florida.
Chance The Snapper, Alligator Robb Now Have A Coloring Book
"The Adventures of Chicago Chance and Frank Robb" doubles as a coloring book and storybook.
Chance The Snapper, Alligator Robb Halloween Costumes All The Rage In Chicago This Year
We are loving all your Chance the Snapper Halloween costumes — and so is the man who trapped the creature in Humboldt Park.
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."
Alligator Robb Loves Lou’s Pizza, Found A Girlfriend In Humboldt Park — And Says Chance Is ‘Living It Up’
Frank Robb not only caught Chance the Snapper in Humboldt Park, but he also is dating a woman who lives in the neighborhood.
Alligator Robb, The Florida Trapper Who Captured Chance The Snapper, To Be Honored At Green Tie Ball
There will also be "gator-related surprises" at the gala, a spokeswoman said.
Ban Farm Animals In Chicago? Ald. Lopez Wants Tighter Regulations After Goats, Gators And More Found
"Obviously, farm animals belong on a farm, not in an urban environment like this," said Ald. Ray Lopez (15th).
Keeping An Alligator As A Pet In Chicago Is Not Only Illegal — It’s Cruel, Experts Say
After three gators were found in Chicago in the last month, experts are urging Chicagoans to avoid adopting the creatures, which suffer when held in too-small tubs or tanks.
Chance The Snapper Rescue Cost The City $33,649, Records Show
Frank Robb, the gator trapper who caught the alligator, was paid $2,500 for the work that made him a Chicago superstar.
Raygun T-Shirt Shop Has Arrived In Chicago, And It’s Already Upset Texas
The new Andersonville shop hopes to eventually make shirts for all of Chicago's neighborhoods.
Revolution Brewing’s ‘Humboldt Gator’ Beer Celebrating Chance The Snapper Released This Week
Humboldt Gator, a witbier with pineapple and coconut, will be released Wednesday. La Gargola, a classic German-style helles lager that’s a collaboration with the band Chevelle, comes out Thursday.
Police Investigating Whether Second Alligator Was Caught In Humboldt Park Lagoon Or Just Brought There
“Two men have been let go pending further investigation. Detectives have some more work to do before we take another run,” Chicago Police's top spokesman said.