Police: No charges filed against man who surrendered pet gator

Police say that no charges have been filed against the man who surrendered his pet alligator to authorities. Animal welfare crews rescued a 2-foot alligator

Animal welfare crews rescued a 2-foot alligator from a home in Miller Place.

Animal welfare crews rescued a 2-foot alligator from a home in Miller Place. (10/10/13)

MILLER PLACE - Police say that no charges have been filed against the man who surrendered his pet alligator to authorities.

Animal welfare crews rescued a 2-foot alligator from a home in Miller Place.

Officials say the owner did the right thing by turning it over instead of setting it loose.

The gator is being sent to a licensed reptile facility, according to the SPCA.

Nineteen alligators have been found or abandoned on Long Island in the past year.
 

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