The number of alligators abandoned on Long Island grew by one after a fifth was found early Sunday in Shirley, Suffolk police said.
The 3-foot reptile was found in a plastic container outside the Applebee's restaurant at Montauk Highway and William Floyd Parkway about 2 a.m., police said.
It was the fifth gator found abandoned on Long Island in 10 days. The first was found Sept. 28...
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