2003_9_sigator.jpgA wily little alligator was finally caught in Staten Island. (Little means three feet long; not gator-wrestling size, but not so cute to be a pet anymore). Park rangers and reptilogists had to some Perdue chicken, two poles with lassos and a big net to get the gator, spending four hours running around Blue Heron Park after it. Experts and park officials suspect it was a pet that was later dumped, so the Post helpfully notes that "It's illegal to keep alligators as pets in New York City."