Did You Know? - Alligators in Sewers

  • MDG
  • September 28, 2015
Yes, alligators have been found in sewers, but the actual factors and reported citing are subjective.
The City of New York has the most known incident which occurred in 1935. Legend has it, that alligators were purchased as pets and flushed down the toilet when they got too big. Rather than fearing them, New Yorkers seem to view the city’s phantom alligators as a source of pride. For the past four years, every 9th February has seen the celebration of the city’s annual “Alligators in the Sewers Day”. Incidentally, there are large numbers of snapping turtles reported in New York’s sewers, but these don’t tend to draw as much attention.