Medford homeowner charged with keeping alligator as pet

SPCA says it received a complaint the gator was being kept on the property of the home.

SPCA says it received a complaint the gator was being kept on the property of the home.

SPCA says it received a complaint the gator was being kept on the property of the home. (4/25/16)

MEDFORD - The Suffolk SPCA says a Medford homeowner was keeping a 6-foot alligator as a pet.

The SPCA says it received a complaint the gator was being kept on the property of the home.

The state DEC and SPCA removed the gator yesterday, and took it to a licensed wildlife sanctuary out of state.

The owner was charged by DEC officers.

 

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