An alligator found in New York City this week described as a “feisty” creature was fortunately caught without incident. Police and animal control officials still are not entirely sure how the gator arrived and got on the loose, but speculate that it might have been a pet — yes, some in New York keep alligators as pets — or simply dropped off to cause chaos. News Max shares this Friday, July 24, 2015, that the New York Police Department seemed equally surprised as the rest of the city might have been, but quickly took action to handle the situation.
New York City is a very busy place; it is known as the Big Apple, after all, and summons people with great business, acting, and fashion dreams with the hope of success. Apparently, one alligator was interested in seeing if he could take a bite out of that apple with its jaws. It is thankful that no one’s hand or foot managed to get in the way before it was safely captured.
The small alligator in New York was first spotted by witnesses as it crawled along the city streets. Animal control and local law enforcement authorities suddenly received a flood of calls from people saying that there was an alligator on the loose this Thursday. Shortly afterward, the NYPD posted this tweet to their official Twitter page, sharing in the shock and seeming disbelief at the sight before them.
“So this alligator was crossing 9th Ave., no, really.” Another Twitter use shared this post, adding that it might not come as that startling to learn what New York City might be containing next. “So this alligator was crossing 9th Ave in #Inwood…no, really. At 205 Str. Cops took him to Animal Control #whatnext”
AJC News adds this afternoon that the alligator was described as very “feisty.” It is thought at this time that someone for unknown reasons might have actually dropped the animal on the street off. The animal could have also been simply dumped. It measured in at just over three feet.
According to one animal rescuer, Mr. Sean Casey, the alligator in New York was not very old, as hinted by its small size. It was likely less than two years old, and was safely caught and brought in by animal control authorities without any injuries or problems.
Others think that the animal might have been a pet. “It’s probably someone’s pet they either dumped or it escaped, ” Casey added, noting that it is in fact not that rare of an occurrence. “When they are six-inch little babies, they are the cutest little things. People don’t think about what they are doing. “
Of course, that doesn’t mean that passerby weren’t floored and frightened to see an alligator walking about New York City on the loose. The reptile is sometimes kept as a pet by some. News Max even notes that just earlier this week a man was charged with keeping an alligator as well as several boa constrictors in his small New York City apartment flat. As for the young, feisty gator’s fate? Fear not, fellow animal lovers, for officials are looking for a rehabilitation center for the not-so-little reptile.