Woman brings alligator on to Chicago L train

Photo: CNN/WGN

(CNN) - Out of the tens of thousands of people who ride Chicago's L trains every day, authorities want to talk to the specific one who took her alligator on board a Blue Line train.

The unidentified woman was spotted on a train surveillance camera holding up the small alligator while on a train bound for Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Nov. 1.

A photo of the woman and her gator quickly went viral, prompting Chicago Transit Authority officials to comb security footage to track down the woman's route to the airport. What more, authorities believe she may have abandoned the alligator somewhere in the rail system.

"Maybe it got away from her," CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis said. "From there, we don't know."

WGN reports that if found, the woman may face animal cruelty charges.