Long Island animal amnesty event brings in 3 alligators, 8 turtles

HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Suffolk County authorities say an amnesty event for people who own exotic animals they shouldn't have has brought in three alligators and 8 turtles.

The animals were turned in Saturday at the Holtsville Ecology Center. [SEE MORE EXOTIC ANIMALS FOUND IN NEW YORK]

Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the three alligators were all about three feet long and healthy.

He says a snapping turtle that was turned in was sick, and a box turtle that was brought in was deformed.

The event allows people to turn in animals without being prosecuted.

In other years, animals including marmosets and a snake have been brought in.

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