WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An alligator that wandered away from his owner’s Pennsylvania home slipped into the Susquehanna River but was found the following day.
Oscar is believed to have gotten out of the pen at the Wrightsville home sometime Thursday, the York Daily Record reported. The home is about 100 feet from the river’s west bank, and the 3-foot-long animal was spotted Friday morning in the Susquehanna.READ MORE: Two Of The Three Victims Killed In The Biomat USA Plasma Center Car Crash Were Employees
Owner Tyler Hake, a biologist who works with reptiles and has had Oscar since he was about 16, was in western Pennsylvania conducting a survey. On Friday, he and a borough crew walked the riverbank and spotted Oscar in the river, pretty much in front of Hake’s home, and were able to recapture him.READ MORE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Pittsburgh Area; High Winds, Potential Hail Expected
Hake said he appreciated the aid provided by the police department and borough workers, calling them “super helpful.”MORE NEWS: Consumer Alert Issued For Italian Village Pizza/Shake Shop In Pleasant Hills
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