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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Aug 09, 2009
Location: Hamden, Connecticut

Animal: Alligator
Animal Disposition: removed/re-housed

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Reptile

Summary: Residents captured an 18-inch-long alligator roaming their property. The alligator was transferred to a reptile rescuer in Avon. (The article noted that the Department of Environmental Protection held an amnesty day for illegal, exotic animals at Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. The DEP took in 135 animals, including 8 alligators and caimans.)

Source: www.courant.com

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