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Mt. Vernon Police say a 2-foot long alligator living in a pond inside Wilson’s Woods Park was caught and taken to a reptile rehabilitation preserve in Massachusetts.

The alligator was caught by police and officers from the NY Environmental Conservation Police on Friday. According to police, the reptile had been seen lurking around the park last week.

A pedestrian took a picture of the alligator before police searched the park for about an hour before finding him.

Authorities don’t know how long the alligator had been at the park but believe the reptile was dumped there after he became too big to handle.

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