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A 3 1/2-foot alligator has been captured walking along a Long Island roadway. Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County SPCA said the reptile was found by two people who were walking alongside a grassy area of Route 25A in Wading River on Sunday afternoo… more ›

Alligator Found Walking Along LI Roadway
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jackie
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jackie
4 years ago

Thst is why people should not be able to keep dangerous exotics

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Tammy M.
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Tammy M.
5 years ago

When I lived in Georgia, I remember seeing an alligator dead on the side of the road from being hit by a car. It was a sad and strange sight. In Oklahoma, you see opposums and armadillos, but never gators.

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Anne C.
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Anne C.
5 years ago

Alligators don't belong in Long Island.

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Themsdad
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Themsdad
5 years ago

Once again proves wild animals should not be pets.

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Mjaygee
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Mjaygee
6 years ago

People should know better than to try and raise a wild animal when there are so many domesticated animal waiting to be adopted.

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Morgan
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Morgan
6 years ago

Sad lost soul

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rebecca k.
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rebecca k.
6 years ago

its expired=[

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Billie R.
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Billie R.
6 years ago

Why would anyone keep an alligator as a pet?

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Michelle G.
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Michelle G.
6 years ago

What a sight!

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Adele P.
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Adele P.
6 years ago

Another mystery!

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Hillbill
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Hillbill
6 years ago

ya..... an alligator found walking on a road Wow!...... intersting!

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Rachel G.
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Rachel G.
6 years ago

Darn expired. But still a little creepy. Also shows how our building is encroaching on their living space.

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Sarah H.
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Sarah H.
6 years ago

Expired.

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Jess  L.
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Jess L.
6 years ago

I would have liked to read about this...It sounded interesting...

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collyn f.
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collyn f.
6 years ago

that should have been interesting

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Graysonluvr
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Graysonluvr
6 years ago

ARTICLE EXPIRED, SO DON'T KNOW

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julie j.
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julie j.
6 years ago

Yikes! I wouldnt want to be in its way if it got angry

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diana l.
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diana l.
6 years ago

very strange.

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Cassie3
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Cassie3
6 years ago

It took a while, but I found it:

WADING RIVER, N.Y. (AP) - September 26, 2007 -- A 3½-foot alligator has been captured walking along a Long Island roadway.

Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County SPCA said the reptile was found by two people who were walking alongside a grassy area of Route 25A in Wading River on Sunday afternoon.

A crew from the SPCA picked up the alligator, who had some front teeth missing, but Gross said it was still capable of inflicting serious injury to humans and death to small animals and pets.

The alligator, estimated to be between 3 and 4 years old, was found in a rural area of eastern Long Island, and Gross suspects it may have been dumped there by someone who could no longer care for it.

"These animals are extremely dangerous and now they're being abandoned on the side of the road where people walk and cycle," said Gross, who noted his agency has collected 112 reptiles of various sorts, including several alligators, in the past year.

"With cooler temperatures on the way, this gator would have had a real tough time surviving."

He said the Suffolk County SPCA was offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for abandoning the alligator. Owning alligators is illegal in New York, he added.

The captured alligator will be sent to a sanctuary out of state, Gross said.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

(Copyright ©2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Marilyn D.
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Marilyn D.
6 years ago

Just goes to show you have to be alert when you are out walking, you never know when you could come across an alligator. Said the gator had some teeth missing and was between 3 and 4. Hope they find the ex-owners who abandoned him.

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Cassie3
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Cassie3
6 years ago

Oh, I am so glad that my research paid off and enabled others to read this story. Cool.

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Vicky
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Vicky
6 years ago

what do you call an alligator that crosses the road?

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Jodi R.
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Jodi R.
6 years ago

I dunno. What do you call an alligator that crosses the road?

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Vicky
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Vicky
6 years ago

I wouldn't want to get in his way

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Tonycat
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Tonycat
6 years ago

Well, you wouldn't expect it to be jogging, would you?

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Getta S.
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Getta S.
6 years ago

For those of us that have never seen or come upon such a reptile..,that would be a sight to behold wouldn't

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Tami T.
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Tami T.
6 years ago

How'd this happen?

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Vicky
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Vicky
6 years ago

maybe he was going out to lunch

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Tami T.
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Tami T.
6 years ago

Why did the alligator cross the street?

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mike o.
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mike o.
6 years ago

maybe he can go back to florida

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Matt & Margaret M.
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Matt & Margaret M.
6 years ago

poor gater

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Karen S.
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Karen S.
6 years ago

I can't imagine that this gator would have hurt anyone. Leave them alone and they will be just fine and so will the public!

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PurplePoe
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PurplePoe
6 years ago

That's what happens when you allow any to walk into a pet store and buy the first macho thing he or she sees.

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Margene  W.
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Margene W.
6 years ago

Amen to that! You can not leave them there because if it is a pregnant female she will have her babies and they will take over the water areas,sewers,etx.

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jenefier D.
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jenefier D.
6 years ago

what was the deal? i didn't get to read the whole story. Do alligators really live in the sewer?

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JamieCat
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JamieCat
6 years ago

What a big gator.

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JamieCat
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JamieCat
6 years ago

I hope they do not kill him.

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RonnieDia
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RonnieDia
6 years ago

Just move the thing and quit making a big deal out of it.

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RonnieDia
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RonnieDia
6 years ago

Just move the thing and quit making a big deal out of it.

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RonnieDia
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RonnieDia
6 years ago

Just move the thing and quit making a big deal out of it.

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JamieCat
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JamieCat
6 years ago

What a gator.

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Tammyg
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Tammyg
6 years ago

Another good reason that peopkle should not own exotic animals.

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Tosha
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Tosha
6 years ago

wow... I think if the gov't is going to be in pet bus then... it should tell people that they can not have a pet over 40 pounds, unless it's a farm.

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Einstein4614
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Einstein4614
6 years ago

good Job ):

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Morgan
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Morgan
6 years ago

This occurs due to lack of homework & commitment

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Kim D.
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Kim D.
6 years ago

No Story!

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Nicoleyoley21
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Nicoleyoley21
6 years ago

well thats a a little scary

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Sfmoboe
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Sfmoboe
6 years ago

amen to not having exotic pets if you don't have all of your information! Too many (like snakes, yikes!) get abandoned later.

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Abg8s
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Abg8s
6 years ago

this is why animals like that should not be owned

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k r.
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k r.
6 years ago

this is why some animals shouldn't be kept as pets

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Mcg8s
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Mcg8s
6 years ago

theres no story here

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Tootieauntfruity
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Tootieauntfruity
6 years ago

Only trained people should ever have exotic pets. There should be national standards for licenses for exotic pets.

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Hope
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Hope
6 years ago

This is why people shouldn`t keep aligators as pets! It`s dangerous.

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Kittybratgurl11
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Kittybratgurl11
6 years ago

they shouldn't have animals they know they wont be able to care for later on

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Libeaches
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Libeaches
6 years ago

This is why people should not have these types of animals as pets. No thought goes into what happens when they grow too big to be cared for by the normal person.

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