A woman walking near the pond by the Central Islip Courthouse spotted one-foot-long alligator and called the authorities.
It’s not clear who owns the reptile.
The amnesty initiative was aimed at getting illegal reptiles and amphibians into a controlled environment where they can be cared for properly.
The 30-inch, 3-year-old gator was dropped off at a rescue group, which then contacted the SPCA.
Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who abandoned a baby alligator in a pond on Long Island.
Victor Alexandria was charged with improper precaution of a wild animal for allegedly keeping the alligator in a child’s swimming pool outside of his Bensonhurst home.
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.