Alligator Turned in to Long Island Animal Rescue Group

It's the 19th alligator to be turned in or found on Long Island in a little over a year

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013  |  Updated 6:37 AM EDT
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Glut Of Gators Being Found On LI

There has as been a glut of alligator sightings on Long Island as people ditch what they once thought would be a cool pet. But those aren't the only exotic animals being dumped. Greg Cergol reports.
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An alligator was turned over to the Suffolk County SPCA Wednesday, making it the 19th to be turned in or found in the area in a little over a year, authorities said.

The 2-foot-long American alligator was turned in by its owner, who missed the amnesty day a few weeks ago, according to Suffolk SPCA. Rescuers retrieved the reptile from a home in Miller Place. 

The alligator appeared to be in good health and will be given to a licensed reptile facility.

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