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Alligator missing in upstate New York; police on alert

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

New York State Police are asking for your help in finding an alligator that is on the loose.

The 'gator, which is more than 3 feet long, "absconded from his cage" Thursday night from his owner's home in New Lebanon, a community in Columbia County, police said.

The alligator's name is Kobe. He was wearing a blue collar, said his owner, Rhonda Leavitt. She rescues lizards, snakes, turtles, and other animals, the AP reported.

If you see Kobe, don't try to catch him, cops said. Call police at (845) 677-7300.

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