Alligators in New York

Seventeen alligators, all about four feet long, have been found on New York’s Long Island in the past 10 months, including three alligators turned in at a reptile pet amnesty event in April. New York Department of Environmental Conservation personnel likely never thought they would become expert alligator handlers.

The most recent alligator sighting was in Calverton, NY on Friday. Read and watch the story from Hudson Valley News 12, here.

But this is only the latest alligator sighting on the eastern end of Long Island. Back in May, the New York Post reported on the cluster of alligator sightings and captures. Read that story here. At the very end there is a map of all the sightings.

The NY Daily News did a story on the three alligators turned in at an amnesty day for illegal reptile pets in April. Read the Daily News story here.

A press release from the NYS DEC is here.



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