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Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission files charges against pair in release of an alligator

Kiski Township Police in Pennsylvania released this photo of an alligator on the property of a Armstrong County man accused of keeping nine of the reptiles at his house. (Photo courtesy Kiski Township Police)

Two western Pennsylvania men have been charged by the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission in connection with the release of an alligator that remains at large in the Kiskimenitas River. 
Austin Randall, 23, of Lindora, Butler County, was issued a summary violation for releasing a non-native species, and Dominic Albert Hayward, 26, of Kiski Township, Armstrong County, was cited for being present when the release occurred, according to commission spokesman Mike Parker. Randall reportedly was in the process of re-homing the 2-foot gator with Hayward on Aug. 29 when the reptile, named Neo, escaped.

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