Another alligator is found in Berks County creek

Posted: August 02, 2007

BOYERTOWN, Pa. - Authorities have captured the second alligator in two weeks in a Douglass Township creek.

"I have no idea where they are coming from," Harry D. Brown III, executive director of the Animal Rescue League of Berks County, said Tuesday.

A woman jogging Tuesday afternoon spotted the three-foot alligator on a rock in Ironstone Creek, near where one was captured July 17, and called police.

"I poked him a few times to get him to lift his head, and then I used a catch pole to put a line around his neck so he wouldn't get away," Brown said. "The teeth aren't real big, but . . . they bite fast and thrash and spin. If they get your arm, something's going to give, and it's not their teeth." Brown said the alligator probably would be taken to a facility for alligators.

Two alligators were found in the Pennypack Creek in Montgomery County in the last month and a half, one in Masons Mill Park in Upper Moreland Township, and the other in Bryn Athyn. - AP

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