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Alligator is terrorizing Atlantic County Neighborhood in New Jersey



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Mullica Township NJ,  An Alligator yes and Alligator is terrorizing one Atlantic county neighborhood in New Jersey . Residents are being warned about letting their small pets outside after an alligator was seen on the loose.

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Rare Alligator Sighting Draws Curious Gawkers To New Jersey Pond


May 19, 2017 6:05 PM

SECAUCUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An unusual sighting in a Secaucus pond has people flocking to the area, hoping to get a glimpse and find out how it got there.

Smack in the middle of industrial buildings is the Secaucus duck pond, where something appears to be lurking deep in the water.

“I noticed at the water’s edge, there was about a 2.5-3 foot alligator, and at first I thought it was like a rubber thing, but it was sitting with its mouth open in the open position,” DPW supervisor, Gary Sgambati told CBS2’s Reena Roy.

Sgambati said he spotted the creature two weeks ago, just a few days before the town’s popular fishing derby.

“By the time I got my phone to snap the picture, he just darted under water on me,” he said.

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Alligator caught in Passaic River in Elmwood Park


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JULY 8, 2015, 9:50 AM    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015, 3:38 PM


ELMWOOD PARK –  The search for the gator roving the Passaic River is over.

Authorities captured the alligator around noon today after launching a boat to get close enough to the creature.

Media and Elmwood Park officials gather on the banks of the Passaic River after a fisherman reported seeing an alligator in the water.

The alligator was spotted this morning by a fisherman,  Luis Acosta,  who called police around 8:20 a.m. after he saw the alligator about 15 feet away while he was fishing for carp.

“I noticed something moving,” Acosta said. “I thought it was a snapping turtle.”

He then thought it might be a floating log. But suddenly, “I saw his whole body. His legs, his tail. I said, ‘wow.'”

He was relieved when authorities also spotted the alligator. “If that alligator goes inside the water, they’re going to think I’m crazy,” he said.

The report of the exotic resident of the Passaic set off a frenzy of activity in the area, with police, fire and wildlife officials rushing to the scene – followed by people who heard about the creature and wanted to get a look.