Yikes! Alligator captured in Brooklyn lake

Park workers rescued an alligator found in the Prospect Park Lake on Sunday, officials said. 

The 4-foot-long gator was spotted on Sunday morning, according to a Parks Department spokesperson. The alligator was found in poor condition. It was very lethargic. The alligator may have been shocked by the cold since it’s native to warmer climates. 

“Parks are not suitable homes for animals not indigenous to those parks—domesticated or otherwise,” the spokesperson said. “In addition to the potential danger to park goers this could have caused, releasing non-indigenous animals or unwanted pets can lead to the elimination of native species and unhealthy water quality.”

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