'Atta, Gator!

Reggie the celebrity alligator and his new female companion are going public with their relationship.

The 7 1/2-foot gator is now sharing space at the Los Angeles Zoo with Cajun Kate, and the couple's habitat is open to visitors for the first time.

The female gator moved in with Reggie after Methuselah, the zoo's oldest animal, died in March at 70-plus.

Before arriving at the zoo, Reggie was illegally raised as a pet, then made headlines after he was dumped in Harbor City's Machado Lake several years ago.

He drew large crowds, found himself in songs and on T-shirts. Los Angeles County spent thousands of dollars staffing the lake to warn people.

He eluded trappers for two years before wranglers caught him in 2007.

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