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Boa constrictor, alligator found on Long Island

October 20, 2012 5:30:59 PM PDT
There's been another reptile discovery on Long Island.

This time, police came across a snake, but not just any snake: a three-foot boa constrictor.

It was found in a broken fish tank in Mastic.

Experts think people may be disposing of the reptiles when they start to become unmanageable.

The Humane Society is offering a $2500 reward to find the snake dumper.

Suffolk county animal welfare officials also say a 3-foot-long alligator has been found in a park in Lake Ronkonkoma.

The alligator was found in an area where children play, in Lilly Pond County Park. Officials with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals say the reptile couldn't have survived the cold weather.

A SPCA lieutenant donned protective gear and rescued the alligator from the water Saturday. It was transported to a wildlife rescue and appeared healthy.

The ASPCA says it was the latest reptile to be abandoned on Long Island. There have been seven other alligators, a rattlesnake and an iguana that have also been found.

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