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2-foot-long alligator found hiding under NYC car

August 23, 2010

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NEW YORK—A 2-foot-long alligator has been spotted under a car in New York City.

Animal Care and Control experts removed the critter from the Queens street on Sunday afternoon. They aren't sure how the alligator got there.

Spokesman Richard Gentles says the alligator would likely go to a licensed rehabilitator or reptile sanctuary.

He says the agency rescues two to four alligators, crocodiles or caimans in the city every year.

In 2006, authorities captured a 15-inch alligator at an apartment complex in Brooklyn. And in 2001, a 2-foot-long caiman was found living in a lake in Central Park.

It is illegal to keep them in New York City homes.

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Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com

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