As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to inspiring tales of community brotherhood. But some stories are just plain weird. Here are some of the stranger headlines from the past seven days.
A two-foot long American Alligator was rescued by an animal welfare group on Wednesday from a home in Miller Place.
Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty said the alligator was turned in by the owner who missed the amnesty day a few weeks ago. Gross said the alligator appeared to be in good health and will be turned over to a licensed reptile facility.
The owner reportedly missed an animal amnesty day held in Selden in Sept.