Alligator captured after nearly a week on the loose in Pennsylvania

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Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said they successfully captured the loose alligator caught on camera crossing a road nearly a week earlier.

The West Mifflin Police Department said the approximately 3-foot alligator was captured during the weekend.


"The West Mifflin Police Department successfully apprehended our neighborhood wandering reptile.

All digits and extremities intact," the department said in a Facebook post.

The gator had been photographed crossing New England Road in West Mifflin nearly a week earlier, but had fled the scene before police arrived.

The sighting comes about two years after multiple loose alligators were captured in the Pittsburgh area in summer 2019.

The Pittsburgh City Council voted in March to ban ownership of alligators in the city.

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