NEW YORK: An ‘adventurous’ family in East Coast discovered a four-foot alligator and since the reptile was so muscular in shape, the family named it after Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The alligator was caught by authorities in New York.
Interestingly, the officials named the fiery creature ‘Arnold’ for being “beefy and muscular”. After it was discovered on Friday, Suffolk County SPCA (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) got a call from the police that the alligator was illegally kept inside a Long Island home, New York Post reported. It was seized from a shed full of water, heated lamps and stacks of food.
Keeping an alligator is illegal unless the owner has a license for a habitat, aquarium or a zoo, the police said. He added there have been at least 20 recent alligator seizures in Suffolk County in the recent past. Sharing a post and pictures on their official Facebook page Suffolk County SPCA, they wrote: “The owner was charged by DEC Officers for illegal possession. Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk SPCA said that the reptile will be transported to a licensed wildlife sanctuary out of state.”