• Alligator captured in Pittsburgh neighborhood

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    PITTSBURGH - An alligator was captured in Pittsburgh's Beechview neighborhood Thursday night.

    PHOTOS: 2 alligators captured in Pittsburgh in less than a month

    The animal was taken to the Humane Animal Rescue in Homewood.

    CEO of the shelter, Dan Rossi, said the animal is not happy and is stressed out.

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    Rossi said officials are not sure yet if the alligator was male or female. He added the five-foot long reptile was a potential danger in the Beechview neighborhood. 

    He said if people can no longer care for their exotic pets, call their helpline at 412-345-7300.

    This is the second alligator captured in Pittsburgh in less than a month.

    Another one was found in a South Side park. Rossi said that animal was also being housed at the shelter, and will eventually head to a sanctuary in Florida.


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