Officials Investigating Report Of Alligator In Connecticut

July 16, 2019 - 2:58 pm

EAST LYME, Conn. (WCBS 880/AP) -- Connecticut environmental officials are investigating a report that an alligator was spotted near a lake in East Lyme.

A resident living near Powers Lake reported seeing a foot-long alligator from a distance.

Conservation police visited the site and interviewed the resident, but officials say they have not confirmed the presence of an alligator.

Investigators are interviewing other people who live in the area.

In 2016, there was a reported sighting of a full-sized alligator on the banks of the Connecticut River in Suffield. That turned out to be a 4-foot long plush toy.

(© 2019 WCBS 880. The Associated Press contributed to this report)