And That Makes 7 ... Another Alligator Found In Pittsburgh

Oct 3, 2019

Another alligator has turned up in Pittsburgh, the seventh this year.

George DeSavage tells WTAE-TV he and his girlfriend spotted it along the Allegheny River as the sun was setting on Tuesday. He says he grabbed it and it “went kind of limp and calm.” He says it seemed like it was handled by somebody.

Police took it to Humane Animal Rescue, which named the gator Gus. The shelter shared photos on its Facebook page. 

The shelter believes the reptile was a pet.

Humane Animal Rescue said via Facebook, "We typically arrange for them to be transported to other Wildlife Rescues that are better equipped to handle their needs!"

It's not illegal to own an alligator in Pennsylvania.