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 Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers To Take Effect After Federal Appeals Court Lifts Temporary Ban
“Alligators do not make good pets and are illegal to own without a license,” said Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross.READ MORE: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
The alligator is being taken to a wildlife sanctuary out of state.MORE NEWS: Some Health Care Workers Still Defiant As New York State Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect
The owner was charge with illegal possession of the animal.