Alligator Caught in Jamestown

May 17, 2011 Updated May 17, 2011 at 7:13 PM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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May 17, 2011 Updated May 17, 2011 at 7:13 PM EDT

(Jamestown, N.Y.) Jamestown Police captured a three-foot long alligator that was in a side yard of a residence on McKinley Avenue in the City of Jamestown.

Police are still investigating where the animal came from.

The alligator was turned over to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.