Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 11th, 2012
David Letterman, the other night, mentioned there have been a lot of alligators turning up in New York. Found this article about these accounts.
Joseph Yaiullo, curator and co-founder of L.I. Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead, holds a two-year-old American alligator, discovered at the Great Rock Golf Course in Wading River. This is the fourth gator found roaming Long Island in five days. Photo credit: Randee Daddona (Newsday, Oct. 5, 2012)
Mineola, N.Y. — There’s a gator glut on Long Island. Newsday says the fourth alligator discovered in a
week has found a new home at a Riverhead aquarium.
The most recently publicized stray was found Monday at a Wading River golf course on eastern Long Island.
Other alligators were found on successive days about 55 miles west, near a Baldwin supermarket.
The spate of gators started a week ago in Mastic.
Experts believe people may be disposing of the 2Â½-foot-long beasts when they start to become unmanageable.
The week’s gator-wrangling total comes to five if you include New York City. Police removed a pet alligator from a Brooklyn home on Monday.
The Suffolk County SPCA warns that exotic animals make bad companions.
They may pose serious health risks. “4th Alligator Discovered Roaming Long Island,” Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2012
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.