Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Alligators discovered in the Peconic River last April. (DEC)A small alligator initially spotted near the Peconic River in Calverton five days ago is doing its best to evade its captors.The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation received its first notification regarding the gator on Sunday after witnesses spotted the reptile near the Connecticut Avenue boat launch, according to Aphrodite Montalvo, a DEC spokeswoman.A witness spotted the potentially four-foot long gator again on Wednesday and the DEC made visual confirmation a day later, she said. But the scaly gator is still at large.“They spent a few hours trying to catch it on Thursday and were unsuccessful,” Montalvo said, adding that DEC officers are continuing the search.Recent storms that have dropped about 8 inches of rain on LI in the last week have made the search even more difficult because the water level in the Peconic River has risen and the water is moving “quite quickly,” Montalvo added.Alligators are illegal in New York State unless permits are approved for educational purposes.DEC officers are searching for the gator in the same vicinity where four baby alligators were captured from the Peconic River in April, and six months after nine other gators were discovered in a span of six weeks.Last fall’s alligator problem prompted the DEC and Suffolk County SPCA to hold an illegal reptile amnesty day.DEC officials have said that people acquire gators and soon discover that it becomes difficult to care for them once they grow.The baby alligators are capable of surviving the summer months but can’t withstand Northeast winters.The area of the most recent gator sighting is currently closed off, but if anyone does spot one, they should call DEC officers at 631-444-0250, Montalvo said.
SBC’s Year In Review: October’s big betting news December 30, 2019 Share CheckdMedia extends sponsorship of Altrincham FC August 21, 2019 CheckdMedia CEO Jamie Knowlson on the opportunity for growth and US expansion October 21, 2019 Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon Share Non-league Altrincham FC has renamed its main stand the FootyAccumulators.com Stand in time for the new season, after striking a sponsorship deal with Manchester-based CheckdMedia.The deal will include regular collaborations and access to exclusive content, as Altrincham look to continue their recent success following promotion back into the National League.Altrincham Director Lawrence Looney, who was a key player in setting up the sponsorship deal stated: “We are very excited to be working with CheckdMedia, who have a particularly strong social media presence, with over 3 million followers across their different brands. “This innovative collaboration is the first of its type for Altrincham Football Club and represents a very real opportunity to create, develop and grow commercial opportunities for both partners. It’s the first time CheckdMedia has officially partnered with a football team and follows previous sponsorship deals with professional boxer Charlie Edwards. The increased investment in partnerships highlights the continued progression of CheckdMedia to add offline exposure to the current strong online presence.Lee Struggles, www.CheckdMedia.com Owner and Marketing Director, said “We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of Altrincham FC’s main stand for the upcoming season.“We have always been big supporters of non-league football and see this as a great opportunity to not only partner with a great community club but also work together to produce exclusive and original content for one of CheckdMedia’s brands.”