Public Safety Blotter Articles

Another Loose Alligator Found

Date: June 8, 2019
Incident Type: Loose Alligator
Location: Zone 3

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers responded to another report of a loose alligator, this time on the 300 block of East Agnew Avenue, around 6:15 p.m.

Zone 3 officers found an alligator, about 2 1/2 feet long, on the porch of a residence. They put it in a box, transported it to the Zone headquarters and called Animal Care & Control officers, who took it to Humane Animal Rescue in the East End.

No one was injured.

Police are investigating. It does not appear this alligator is related to two previous alligator incidents in the city over the past month.

Reminder: Anyone who encounters an alligator or any kind of exotic or wild animal or reptile should never approach it. Call 911.

Note: A photo of the alligator can be found on Public Safety’s Facebook page.

Reporting PIO:
Chris Togneri