CT woman finds alligator

March 24, 2009 9:24:11 AM PDT
A small alligator has been captured in South Windsor after it was found roaming on a local street. Police say a woman walking near the sewer treatment plant Sunday afternoon spotted the 3 1/2 foot reptile on Vibert Road.

Police contacted the Department of Environmental Protection's Conservation police and DEP experts arrived at the scene to capture the alligator.

DEP officials believe the alligator had been a pet that was abandoned by its owners within the last 24 hours.

The alligator is being kept at the South Windsor Police Department until Monday, when it will be turned over to Rainforest Reptiles out of Massachusetts, an organization that works to educate people on reptiles and the importance of preserving their habitats.


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