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Alligator captured in Pittsburgh neighborhood

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

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.