- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

WHITNEY POINT, N.Y. (AP) - A second alligator has been hauled out of an upstate New York river.

The Department of Environmental Conservation says on its Facebook page that sightings of the gator in the Tioughnioga (tee-uff-nee-OH-guh) River near the fairgrounds in Whitney Point were reported on Sunday. Crews captured the reptile Monday afternoon using long-handled nets.

Officials say the alligator is 45-inches long and weighs about 15 pounds. It was found in the same area another one was captured a week earlier. They believe the gators were someone’s pets.

Both alligators will be placed in an exhibit at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville — home to April the giraffe, whose birthing of a calf was an internet sensation this year.

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