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Alligator Discovered Randomly Wandering Around Pennsylvania Neighborhood

That’s a strange place to find an alligator.

Residents of Denver Borough, Pennsylvania, had a more unusual weekend to close out June this past Saturday.

Someone discovered a 3-foot long alligator in their yard! According to a Facebook post by the East Cocalico Township Police Department, the strange discovery happened on the 900 block of Sycamore Drive.

A reptile expert helped officers capture the reptile, and they took it to Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary in Elm, Pennsylvania. It’ll stay there for a few weeks before official send it to a more permanent home at a wildlife sanctuary in Tampa, Florida.

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Out-of-place alligators are almost always pets that someone’s turned loose. In another Facebook post, Forgotten Friends cautioned against buying one as a pet because owners often abandon the animals.

“99% of alligator cases we see involve pet gators that are given up or abandoned in 10 years or less, usually 2-3 years. We’ve never met a pet alligator in Pennsylvania that has been kept for its entire lifespan of 30-50 years,” the post reads.

Meanwhile, East Cocalico Officers are trying to figure out where the lost gator came from. Anyone with information can call the department at 717-336-1725.

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Alligator Discovered Randomly Wandering Around Pennsylvania Neighborhood