NY Amnesty Event Nets ... 3 Gators?
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2013 3:11 PM CDT
A young alligator, similar to those that turned up at an amnesty event on Long Island.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(Newser) – New York's Long Island, perhaps more noted for nails-on-chalkboard accents than rampant reptiles, held an amnesty event for illegal cold-blooded critters yesterday and some surprising "pets" crawled out of the woodwork: Namely, three alligators. “I’m done with alligators,” said one guy who turned in 4-year-old Wally. “It was getting too big for its enclosure. I got it as a baby and got attached to it. I just want a better home for it.” As the New York Post reports, abandoned alligators represent a growing problem in the area, with four of them having been found in a local river last week. The gators surrendered yesterday were adopted by a traveling educational program; the event also took in a boa constrictor, two tortoises, and a snapping turtle. Click for one man who kept an alligator as a chick magnet.

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Riffran
Apr 28, 2013 4:37 PM CDT
So the gave amnesty to Allen Edward. Gator? he goes by Al E.
TJeff1514
Apr 28, 2013 4:11 PM CDT
"New York's Long Island, perhaps more noted for nails-on-chalkboard accents than rampant reptiles." Depends on where your from. I don't think people are complaining about "nails-on-chalkboard accents" when they listen to Mariah Carey or Billy Joel sing or even Dee Snider from Twisted Sister. I find the Boston accent the most difficult....we were talking about accents right?