This writes the police on Facebook. The reptile, named Zachary, was purchased by the owners in New York but were not licensed to keep the animal, US media reported. In their own words, they could no longer care for Zachary, so they decided to hand him over to the officials.

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    Police emphasize “that alligators are not good pets. They pose a danger to the public and are illegal to possess without a permit from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.”

    Zachary has been transferred to a wildlife sanctuary.