Baby alligator found abandoned in empty lot in New Jersey

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Baby alligator found abandoned in empty lot in New Jersey
A baby alligator was found abandoned in an empty lot in Neptune, New Jersey.

NEPTUNE, New Jersey (WABC) -- An alligator was found in a plastic container in Monmouth County.

Angel Rosario saw the container on Sunday night next to his home in Neptune.

Rosario contacted animal control and officers brought the young, three-foot alligator back to a shelter.

There is no word on who owned the gator or why it was abandoned.

It's illegal for New Jersey residents to keep an alligator.

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An eyewitness saw Nicholas Shakalis fall into the water in Narrow Bay on Sunday morning and immediately called 911.


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