Who really is Reggie, L.A.’s celebrity alligator? – Los Angeles Times

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Before Grumpy Cat, Doug the Pug, and P-22 became viral celebrity animals, there was Reggie the alligator.

Reggie first appeared in L.A.’s Lake Machado in 2005, drawing hundreds of people to the shores hoping to catch a glimpse of the mysterious reptile.

Fifteen years after he was finally captured, L.A. Times staff writer Corinne Purtill wrote about where Reggie is now.

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