People introducing pets into the local ecosystem is how 17-foot pythons started living in the Everglades. And authorities in Sunbury, Pennsylvania are hoping that there is not a gator outbreak at their reservoir.
Police ended up killing a nearly 6-foot-long alligator that was seen swimming in the municipality reservoir. It wasn’t easy. After spotting the gator, the Fish and Boat Commission decided that they didn’t want anything to do with the gator. Then, they looked for local animal handlers, but they weren’t available either. So, the police had to take action.
“Exotic animals, in adulthood, become a danger and hazard to ill equipped owners,” a police spoksman said. “Depositing such animals in publicly accessible areas then endangers the public.” –Brian McClintock
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