TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

4th alligator discovered roaming Long Island

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 3:59 p.m.
 

MINEOLA, N.Y. - There's a gator glut on Long Island.

Newsday says the fourth alligator discovered in a week has found a new home at a Riverhead aquarium.

The most recently publicized stray was found Monday at a Wading River golf course on eastern Long Island.

Other alligators were found on successive days about 55 miles west, near a Baldwin supermarket.

The spate of gators started a week ago in Mastic.

Experts believe people may be disposing of the 2½-foot-long beasts when they start to become unmanageable.

The week's gator-wrangling total comes to five if you include New York City. Police removed a pet alligator from a Brooklyn home on Monday.

The Suffolk County SPCA warns that exotic animals make bad companions. They may pose serious health risks.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pirates notebook: Richard doesn’t exercise opt-out clause in contract
  2. Authorities release name of Greensburg man who jumped off overpass onto Route 30
  3. Steelers re-sign DE Geathers
  4. Former Pittsburgh teacher to stand trial on felony charge involving student
  5. Martial law replaced in Thailand by security order
  6. Operating loss widens at Highmark parent
  7. Bethel Park Police arrest 3 for thefts at Walmart
  8. Two Western Pennsylvania veterans’ suicides raise questions
  9. Duquesne grants release for 2 men’s basketball players
  10. Controversial McKeesport building destroyed by fire
  11. MLB notebook: Marlins’ Cosart denies he bet on baseball