Long Island News
Boa constrictor, alligator found on Long Island
SUFFOLK COUNTY (WABC) -- There's been another reptile discovery on Long Island.
This time, police came across a snake, but not just any snake: a three-foot boa constrictor.
It was found in a broken fish tank in Mastic.
Experts think people may be disposing of the reptiles when they start to become unmanageable.
The Humane Society is offering a $2500 reward to find the snake dumper.
Suffolk county animal welfare officials also say a 3-foot-long alligator has been found in a park in Lake Ronkonkoma.
The alligator was found in an area where children play, in Lilly Pond County Park. Officials with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals say the reptile couldn't have survived the cold weather.
A SPCA lieutenant donned protective gear and rescued the alligator from the water Saturday. It was transported to a wildlife rescue and appeared healthy.
The ASPCA says it was the latest reptile to be abandoned on Long Island. There have been seven other alligators, a rattlesnake and an iguana that have also been found.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
long island, mastic, animals, long island news
- Rare spring snow coats cars, slicks roads 30 min ago
- AccuWeather: Sharply Colder
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- DISH Network signs on for WATCH ABC app
- Jenny McCarthy announces engagement on "The View" 8 min ago
- Sketch released of suspect in East Village sex assault
- Boston police destroy 2 backpacks at marathon site
- Teen clerk beaten in Astoria deli robbery; $30,000 stolen
- 3 dead, 292 missing in South Korea ferry disaster
- Camera catches Bronx home invaders using victim's card
- College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT
- Driver arrested after teens get drunk, trash party bus
- Photos: Teenagers trash party bus
- Photos: Adorable meerkats befriend photographer
- Rare spring snow coats cars, slicks roads
30 min ago
Eyewitness News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos