A baby alligator may look cute, but they can be just as scary as a full-sized alligator when you come across one outside of the wild, or the zoo. A man showed up to the 88th precinct station house in Clinton Hill on Sunday, Sept. 12, claiming that he found the baby alligator in a local park.
The police however, don’t believe the story and seem to think that the alligator was the man’s pet that was becoming too big for him to take care of. In any case, the alligator now needs a new home. The gator, who the officers affectionately nicknamed “Deadline,” was taken to the Center for Animal Care & Control in East New York. If he is not adopted, he will be returned to the wild.
According to the police officers, this was not a big deal, as they said they have people dropping off different types of animals at their station house all of the time. Although it is illegal to keep alligators in your home, the man wasn’t arrested. The Parks Department had not been made aware of the alligator spotting in Brooklyn, which led the police to believe even more that this was not found in the park and was indeed a house pet.