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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.