July 28, 1995 in Nation/World

Alligator Captured In New York City

Associated Press
 
Tags:animal

Remember the one about alligators in the sewer?

Well, here’s another story for the annals of urban legends, only this one’s for real: A 3-foot-long ‘gator was captured in a small lake in the borough of Queens.

After several fishermen reported seeing the creature, it emerged, hissing, from Kissena Park Lake and was captured barehanded by a day-camp worker who had prior experience handling reptiles.

The alligator was a male about 3 to 5 years old. Its former owner “probably thought it was very cute until it got big,” an officer said.

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