Alligator seized at alcohol store

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A pet alligator has been seized from an off-licence on New York's Long Island.

The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said the 3ft-long, illegally kept alligator was seized at Alpine Wines and Liquors in Wading River. Authorities said two store employees were issued tickets for possession of an illegal animal.

The store's owner told Newsday newspaper an employee had asked her to take care of it while he was looking for a flat.