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Loose alligator captured in New York City wooded area

By
Ben Hooper

July 24 (UPI) -- A New York couple captured a 3-foot alligator in a city park, just days after a baby alligator was found in a Long Island family's pool.

Don Walters, 49, used a fishing net to capture the alligator Tuesday while his wife, Kim, filmed video of the incident in the woods near their home in the Richmond neighborhood of Staten Island.

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Police said they are working to determine where the 3-foot alligator came from. It was turned over to Animal Care Centers of NYC, which determined it was a 2-year-old American alligator and dubbed the animal Poland.

Poland's discovery came only four days after a Long Island couple find a baby alligator swimming in their backyard pool.

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