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Gator caught in Pennsylvania’s Kiski River doing well in captivity at rescue facility

The nonprofit Nate’s Reptile Rescue is giving the Kiski River alligator a home for the next two or three years until he reaches full 6-foot growth, and then he’ll be transferred to Florida or Texas. (Photo courtesy Kiski Township Police)

A four-foot alligator recently captured by kayakers from southwestern Pennsylvania’s Kiskiminetas River is adjusting to new digs in Pittsburgh as part of a long-term plan to eventually send him to a sanctuary down South.
Nathan Lysaght, founder of the non-profit Nate’s Reptile Rescue, is giving the gator, Chomper, a home for the next two or three years, or until he reaches full 6-foot growth, and then he’ll be transferred to Florida or Texas. At Lysaght’s 100-square-foot facility, in South Park Township, Chomper has access to a 150-gallon pool with basking area, which he can use at will.

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