MASTIC - A Mastic man found a 2-foot long alligator crawling on his front lawn today.

The homeowner was able to get the reptile into a bin and hold it for Suffolk police, who brought it to Jungle Bob's Reptile World in Centereach.

Store owner Bob Smith says the creature was probably abandoned by someone who couldn't take care of the pet anymore.

Smith is going to hold a Facebook competition to name the gator.