The sudden finding of seven alligators in Long Island over the past 30-days have stumped everyone sand has come as a shock – each of the reptiles was of a category known as American alligators and these are not indigenous to Long Island.
This has been reported in nypost.com of dated 28th of October 2012.
The chronology of sighting and capture of these seven gators is –
1st one – on a lawn in Mastic on Sept. 28, 2nd one - corralled on Oct. 1 at the Great Rock Golf Course in Wading River, 3rd and 4th - in a Waldbaum’s parking lot in Baldwin, 5th one - on Oct. 7 outside an Applebee’s in Shirley, 6th one – on Oct. 20 in Lily Pond Park in Lake Ronkonkoma and the 7th one – in Yaphank last week.
It is interesting that since 2003, a total of 36 alligators have been found on Long Island which included 8 numbers from a single home in 2006 — leaving out the 8 of 2006, it works out to 28 gators over a 10-year period or 2.8 gators every year!!
Hence, the turning up of 7 of them within 30 days is a matter of great concern – the authorities feel owners are setting free their pets.
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