Escaped pet alligator captured while floating in Pennsylvania river

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May 28 (UPI) -- An escaped alligator spotted swimming in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River was captured Friday morning and returned to his owner.

The Find Toby in PA Facebook group for lost pets posted a photo Friday morning showing the alligator floating in the river.


The reptile, described as a "tame and legal pet alligator," was caught on video floating near the John Wright Restaurant in the Wrightsville, Lancaster County, area.

Neighbors said the alligator, named Oscar, was successfully captured and returned to its owner in the late morning.

Mike Parker, communications director for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, said alligators are legal to own in Pennsylvania.

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