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3 1/2-Foot Alligator Found Near River

By KENNETH R. GOSSELIN | The Hartford Courant
March 23, 2009

SOUTH WINDSOR — - There's plenty of wildlife along the Connecticut River, but a resident out on a walk got quite the eyeful Sunday.

An alligator, measuring about 3 1/2 -feet long and weighing about 25 pounds, was discovered by police about noon in a marshy area on Vibert Road near the town's sewer treatment plant — a few hundred yards from the river.

A woman walking in the area had reported spotting something "unusual" in the river, said Sgt. Scott Custer, a police spokesman.

The state Department of Environmental Protection was called in, snared the reptile and placed it in a large wooden dog crate.

The DEP told police that the reptile, which appeared to have been released in the past 24 hours, probably had been a pet and was being abandoned, Cu

Added: Mar-23-2009 
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