SELDEN - Illegally owned reptiles were surrendered to the Suffolk SPCA yesterday at a Reptile Amnesty Day event at a Petco in Selden.

Eight animals, including alligators and boa constrictors, were surrendered to SPCA officials.

The event was held to give pet owners the chance to turn in the animals rather than abandoning them. Dozens of alligators and other illegal reptiles have been abandoned on Long Island recently.

The animals will now be taken to zoos.