HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police found a foot-long alligator at a home in Suffolk County Wednesday and turned the little reptile over to the local SPCA.
Suffolk County Police Department Detectives were at a house in Hauppauge when they discovered the animal. Suffolk County SPCA Detectives and the NYS Department of Environment Conservation responded to the scene.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Authorities Combing Wyoming Wilderness For Missing Woman, Fiancé's Whereabouts Remain Unknown
Alligators are illegal to possess in New York State without a permit.READ MORE: Teen Stabbed To Death After Dutchess County High School Football Game, Former Student Charged
Suffolk SPCA Chief Roy Gross said that alligators are not only illegal, they can be dangerous.MORE NEWS: Man Accused Of Stealing FDNY Coat, Radio From Bronx Fire Station
The alligator will be placed with a sanctuary in Massachusetts, Gross said.