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Second alligator captured in Whitney Point

A second alligator has been captured in Whitney Point (Animal Adventure Park)

See you later alligator? Not so fast.

For the second time in a month, an alligator was captured in the Broome County village of Whitney Point on Monday, according to Animal Adventure Park and New York Department of Environmental Conservation.

The DEC captured the animal about a quarter mile north from the area where the first one was caught on July 29. This new one measured 45 inches in length, according to Animal Adventure Park.

Just like the first one, the alligator will enter a 7-10 day quarantine period and then be placed on exhibit.

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“The most recent addition to our alligator family is thriving. Whitney will soon complete quarantine, and will join our exhibit in the coming days,” said Jordan Patch, owner of Animal Adventure Park. “We are excited to hear the news of a second alligator, and even more pleased and relieved to hear it was captured safely. We look forward to giving both of these animals a safe and suitable home at Animal Adventure Park.”

Over recent weeks, the DEC has been investigating the possibility of alligators on the loose in the area.

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