MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Animal welfare crews rescued a 2-foot alligator from a home in Suffolk County this week.
The alligator was turned by the owner of a home in Miller Place, according to the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The owner had missed the reptile amnesty event held last month at a Petco store in Selden, according to Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross.
“This individual actually bought the alligator in Florida and brought it up here. They generally grow about a foot a year,” Gross told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall. “This is a problem where they’re so readily available, to be able to order them on the Internet. They do not make good pets.”