The alligator was spotted in a tank Friday when police were in the Islip home on an unrelated matter.
Suffolk SPCA chief Roy Gross said the training is crucial, given the spike of reptiles turning up on Long Island.
Animal welfare crews rescued a 2-foot alligator from a home in Suffolk County this week.
Police say the 22-inch amphibian was seen roaming around Wilson’s Woods Park last week. They say police searched for an hour Friday for the alligator after someone snapped a photo of the creature.
It might have been cute when you first got it, but now that snake, lizard, or alligator may be a little to much to handle. If that’s your situation, Saturday is the day for your day.
A New York man enjoying his morning cup of coffee Friday stumbled upon four alligators near a Long Island boat ramp.
Yet another alligator has been found on Long Island, this time in the window well of a home in the Hamptons.
Another alligator has been found on Long Island. The latest gator was found in Lilly Pond Park in Ronkonkoma.
Chief Roy Gross of the SPCA said the animal was alive, but wouldn’t have been able to survive the cold weather.
A three-foot-long gator was found inside a container in the parking lot of the Applebees Shopping Center in Shirley on Sunday, according to the Suffolk County SPCA.
There’s a snappy mystery still unfolding on Long Island. Someone has been dumping gators in several neighborhoods. Yes, gators, as in alligators. And the thought of them roaming free has residents a little skittish.
Two alligators were found in the parking lot of a Baldwin Pathmark store, one on Tuesday evening and one Wednesday afternoon, police said.
The 3.5-foot gator was found Monday in a couple’s home on West 6th Street.
An alligator was found crawling on the front lawn of a home on Moriches Drive in Mastic Beach Friday morning.
Suffolk County police said a motorist spotted the gator on Monday in East Yaphank, in the eastbound shoulder of the highway.