2nd alligator spotted in Whitney Point has been captured

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Just days after the first ‘Whitney Point Alligator’ was captured, a second has appeared and was subsequently captured on Monday afternoon. 

Susan Leri and her fiance Brad were kayaking on the Tioughnioga River at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday when they captured video of the gator.

The second alligator was  first seen on Sunday, Aug. 6. The DEC was able to catch the second alligator using long-handled nets.

The alligator was about 45 inches long and weighed approximately 15 pounds. It is approximately 2-4 years old.

According to the Department of Environmental Conservation, State Police initially reported the sighting to their office.

In a Facebook post, Whitney Point Mayor Ryan Reynolds says “the saga continues,” in reference to the discovery of the second alligator.

The first alligator was captured over a week ago and was taken to Animal Adventure Park.

It was named “Whitney,” and will be put on exhibit at the park after a few days of quarantine.

The second gator will also be sent to the Animal Adventure Park. 

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