Alligator Goes Missing From Hudson Valley Home
The investigation continues after an alligator was reported stolen from a Hudson Valley home.
On Friday, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office announced a 6-foot alligator was reported stolen from a home on Cemetery Road in the Town of New Lebanon. The burglary was reported to have taken place in the early hours on May 25.
The owner of the residence is both licensed and permitted to possess the alligator, police say. The alligator has identifying marks include a scar on face, tip of tail missing and a hole in one of the back web part of the foot.
The owner previously posted on Facebook she was offering a $2,000 reward for the safe return of the animal, named Kobe.
On Monday, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office announced the alligator was located on a neighbor’s property on Sunday. The owner responded to the location and safely collected it.
"Thank you everyone for your prayers and putting the word out to get Kobe home, He is safe, and although everyone has a million questions, I am not at liberty to discuss the details of his return. Thank you all again," the owner wrote on Facebook.
It's unclear how the alligator ended up on a neighbor's property. Police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Investigator Ian Boehme at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. (518) 828-3344.
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