"Alligators in the Sewers"? No. Crocs in NYC? Yes!

“Crocodile caught roaming streets of NYC!”

Photo from “Hackett for News”.

A crocodile caused a commotion in Queens Sunday when it was cornered under a car.

Yes, a crocodile.

“Before you ask, no cops could confirm it came out of the sewer,” said police spokesman James Duffy, referring to an urban legend that such reptiles live in the city’s sewer system.

Duffy said it remained a mystery where the 2-foot-long baby reptile came from.

“No one’s come forward and said, ‘Hey, I lost a crocodile,'” said Duffy, adding that cops initially thought that the creature was an alligator.

Pictures of the creature suggest it might indeed be a gator, which have U-shaped snouts while crocodiles’ are V-shaped.

Regardless, the swamp animal was spotted in the urban jungle just after 3 p.m. cowering under a Datsun on Newtown Ave. and 29th St. in Astoria.

“The poor little thing looked dazed and confused,” said Manhattan novelist Joyce Hackett, who took photos with her iPhone.

“Hopefully, the thing will get its own reality show,” Hackett said.

Duffy said Emergency Service Unit cops used a long pole and a noose to corral the creature into a cage. Its mouth was wrapped in black electrical tape before it was carted off to the nearest precinct.

City Animal Care & Control officers took possession of the animal and were expected to send it to a wildlife sanctuary.

Read more at N Y daily news dot com


About anomaly

SMiles Lewis has had a lifelong interest in all things anomalous. An early age proclivity at recalling his nightly dreams as well as several personal experiences with ESP, precognition and dream switching bolstered his interest in the paranormal. Shortly after high-school he joined the local MUFON chapter in Austin, Texas. He would later become a MUFON State Section Director for that group as well as leader of the local UFO Experiencer Support and Study Group. A lover of books, SMiles collected over 1000 titles before founding the non-profit Anomaly Archives that serves as the lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute (501c3). For over twenty years he has worked with digital audio, video and other bleeding edge internet technologies. He has published his own print journal (E.L.F. Infested Spaces), edited a local paranormal newspaper (Austin Para Times), maintained a large network of websites (ELFIS.net), organized a national UFO conference (NUFOC-38), spoken to anthropologists about UFOs and parapsychology (Encounters with the Fantastic), hosted (and been a guest on) both terrestrial and webradio talk shows and has been podcasting since before the phrase existed. All these efforts and more have led radio talk show host Robert Larson to describe Miles as a “Gonzo Alt-Media Proprietor and Informationalist.” He is also the LOWFI-Texas State Bureau Chief of The League of Western Fortean Intermediatists. SMiles’ current projects include co-hosting PsiOp-Radio with Mack White as part of the many unique shows airing daily on his ANOMALY RADIO Network. He is active with several local non-profits which includes his service on the board of directors for the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies (INACS) and the Scientific Anomaly Institute‘s lending library, the Anomaly Archives. His writings can be found within the Archives of his print journal ELFIS and ANOMALY Magazine. In his day job with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission‘s Talking Book Program he manages a Volunteer Recording Studio and audio duplication department and has been a consultant on two digital audio development documents for the Library of Congress‘ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
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