RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Suffolk County Police found a 4-foot alligator at a Ronkonkoma home, the Suffolk County SPCA said.
Suffolk Police immediately contacted the SPCA and Department of Environmental Conservation police after making the discovery.READ MORE: COVID On Long Island: Oyster Bay Offers Saliva-Based COVID Testing As Town Continues On Road To Reopening
“Alligators do not make good pets and are illegal to own without a license,” said Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross.READ MORE: On Day Of Beloved Father's Funeral, Long Island Family Says They Learned Someone Else Was Buried In His Plot
The alligator is being taken to a wildlife sanctuary out of state.MORE NEWS: Police: Protesters Throw Red Paint On Central Park Statues, Deface Property In Midtown
The owner was charge with illegal possession of the animal.