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A 33 inch long alligator is held by (Credit: Ed Betz)

A 33 inch long alligator is held by a volunteer from 2nd Chance Wildlife Rescue in Farmingville, NY. The alligator was recovered from Lily Pond County Park in Ronkonkoma. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Alligators found on Long Island

Alligators have been found in various places on Long Island recently, with the first captured on Sept. 28 in Mastic Beach.

Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County SPCA,
(Credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk County SPCA, said a roughly 18-inch alligator was found on by a Hampton Street resident in Southampton. This is the ninth gator found wandering LI in recent months. (Nov. 11, 2012)

A 33-inch long alligator is held by a
(Credit: Ed Betz)

A 33-inch long alligator is held by a volunteer from the Second Chance Wildlife Rescue in Farmingville. The alligator was recovered from Lily Pond County Park in Ronkonkoma earlier in the day. (Oct. 20, 2012)

A 33 inch long alligator is held by
(Credit: Ed Betz)

A 33 inch long alligator is held by a volunteer from 2nd Chance Wildlife Rescue in Farmingville, NY. The alligator was recovered from Lily Pond County Park in Ronkonkoma. (Oct. 20, 2012)

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A 33 inch long alligator is held by
(Credit: Ed Betz)

A 33 inch long alligator is held by a volunteer from 2nd Chance Wildlife Rescue in Farmingville, NY. The alligator was recovered from Lily Pond County Park in Ronkonkoma. (Oct. 20, 2012)

A 33 inch long alligator is held by
(Credit: Ed Betz)

A 33 inch long alligator is held by a volunteer from 2nd Chance Wildlife Rescue in Farmingville, NY. The alligator was recovered from Lily Pond County Park in Ronkonkoma. (Oct. 20, 2012)

A 33 inch long alligator is held by
(Credit: Ed Betz)

A 33 inch long alligator is held by a volunteer from 2nd Chance Wildlife Rescue in Farmingville, NY. The alligator was recovered from Lily Pond County Park in Ronkonkoma. (Oct. 20, 2012)

A 33 inch long alligator is held by
(Credit: Ed Betz)

A 33 inch long alligator is held by a volunteer from 2nd Chance Wildlife Rescue in Farmingville, NY. The alligator was recovered from Lily Pond County Park in Ronkonkoma. (Oct. 20, 2012)

Joseph Yaiullo, curator and co-founder of L.I Aquarium
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Joseph Yaiullo, curator and co-founder of L.I Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead, holds a two-year-old American alligator, discovered at the Great Rock Golf Course in Wading River. This is the fourth gator found roaming Long Island in five days. (Oct. 5, 2012)

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This gator was captured by a homeowner on
(Credit: Newsday / Danielle Finkelstein)

This gator was captured by a homeowner on the front lawn of a Mastic Beach home. It was taken to Jungle Bob's, a pet store in Centereach, where it will be on display. (Sept. 28, 2012)

This 3-foot alligator was found in a plastic
(Credit: Stringer News Service)

This 3-foot alligator was found in a plastic tub early Sunday outside an Applebee's restaurant in a Shirley shopping mall at Montauk Highway and William Floyd Parkway, Suffolk County police said. This is the fifth alligator found abandoned on Long Island in nine days. (Oct. 7, 2012)

A second alligator was captured by Nassau County
(Credit: Kevin Madigan)

A second alligator was captured by Nassau County police at the Pathmark in Baldwin. (Oct. 3, 2012)

Nassau County police Emergency Service Bureau officers hold
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

Nassau County police Emergency Service Bureau officers hold an alligator that was spotted crawling across a supermarket parking lot on Grand Avenue in Baldwin and was captured after a shopper saw the reptile and called police, authorities said. (Oct. 2, 2012)

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