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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