Abandoned alligator found in Mill Pond in Yaphank

Robert Lheureux, of Yaphank, discovered the reptile Friday

Robert Lheureux, of Yaphank, discovered the reptile Friday afternoon in his backyard. He says it was roaming the land and waters of Mill Pond off Yaphank-Middle Island Road. (June 7, 2014 5:48 PM)

The hunt is on for whoever abandoned an alligator that bit a man in Suffolk County Friday.

Robert Lheureux, of Yaphank, discovered the reptile Friday afternoon in his backyard. He says it was roaming the land and waters of Mill Pond off Yaphank-Middle Island Road.

Lheureux says he was able to pick up the alligator and put it into a cooler. However, the 15-inch long reptile bit him on...

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