3rd alligator found in Pittsburgh in less than month

An alligator was found in Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood on Saturday. This is the third alligator to be spotted in Pittsburgh in less than a month. (Pittsburgh Public Safety)
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An alligator was found in Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood on Saturday. This is the third alligator to be spotted in Pittsburgh in less than a month. (Pittsburgh Public Safety)

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According to police, this one was found on a porch of a home south of Pittsburgh around 6:15 p.m.

Police said they got the alligator into a box and took it to the police station, where they called animal control officers. Animal control then took the alligator to the Humane Animal Rescue.

Police are investigating but said it appears to be unrelated to the previous two alligator incidents.

The alligator was around 2 1/2 feet long.

On Thursday, a 5-foot-long alligator was captured in Beechview. Back in May, a family who was fishing along the Monongahela River spotted an alligator.