Second Alligator Caught in Baldwin Parking Lot


Suffolk County police released this image of an alligator they captured in Mastic Beach on Friday morning.

It’s alligator week on Long Island.

A three-foot long alligator—the third on LI in less than a week—was caught Wednesday afternoon walking in the parking lot of a Pathmark in Baldwin, Nassau County police said.


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The second alligator capture comes one day after police caught a baby alligator walking in the same parking lot at the supermarket located on Grand Avenue.

It was placed in a cage and will be released to a local wildlife expert.

The Nassau County SPCA said Wednesday night that it is offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person who may be releasing the reptiles.

Baldwin isn’t the only place where an alligator has been seen spotted.

On September 28, Suffolk County police captured a baby alligator crawling in a front yard of a Mastic Beach home. A Moriches Drive resident notified police after he spotted the gator in his flowerbed, police said.

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