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.