Officials are warning people in the Broome County towns of Whitney Point and Lisle areas that an alligator is on the loose. New York environmental agents are investigating a reported sighting of the non-native reptile on the river between the two towns. There was also a picture of a gator taken by a kayaker on Saturday.
It is thought the animal was someone’s pet and was let go sometime in the last month. Residents are urged to use caution by the water and if the see the alligator, contact the Department of Environmental Conservation