MASTIC, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A three foot long Boa constrictor was recovered Tuesday.

The animal was found at the intersection of Mastic Road and Roberts Road near a broken fish tank.

Chief Roy Gross of the SPCA said the animal was alive, but wouldn’t have been able to survive the cold weather.

“If you see a reptile, you should use extreme caution and not handle it,” Gross said.

The discovery comes after five alligators were dumped on Long Island recently. Two were found in Baldwin, one in Wading River, one in Shirley and one in Mastic. There’s a $2,000 reward to catch whoever is dumping the gators.


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