Police capture alligator in Hanover

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 25, 2013 6:52 AM
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(Hanover) -- Police in York County have captured a 3-foot alligator that was discovered by a 7-year-old girl behind her home in central Pennsylvania.

Olivia Sullivan saw the reptile in her Penn Township backyard Sunday morning after she had taken the family's dog outside.

She told her father, who initially didn't believe her.

Penn Township officers eventually captured the gator, which had made its way behind a wood pile.

Officer John Carbaugh called in several other officers to assist and they duct-taped the animal's mouth to be safe as they captured it.

It's been taken to a private animal rescue organization in Manchester Township.

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  • steveanthonyl20 img 2013-06-25 07:51

    Alligator in PA? That doesn't seem common at all. Alligator's take over Central PA!! HA!

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