SPCA seeks person who abandoned alligators on LI

Animal advocates are offering a warning in the wake of the four alligator sightings on Long Island."There's a reason why these things should not be

WOODBURY - Animal advocates are offering a warning in the wake of the four alligator sightings on Long Island."There's a reason why these things should not be here," Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk SPCA, says. "There's a reason why it's illegal, and people have to understand that not only is it dangerous, it's illegal, and they'll be facing criminal charges."Four alligators have been found abandoned since last Friday, two of which were discovered in a supermarket parking lot in Baldwin. The other two were spotted in Mastic and Wading River.The Nassau SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the person that left the alligators in Baldwin.What would you name the Long Island gators?Fourth alligator turns up on Long IslandLive alligator found wandering in Baldwin shopping centerMastic man finds alligator on his lawn

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