Reference List

This list includes references used to derive specimen records.

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Ref IDTypeAuthorDateTitle
19453 News 2003Bio student captured gator in pond.
19439 News 2004Whats that alligator doing in my front yard?.
19436 News 2005Gator found in Longmont pond.
19446 News 2005Boys find alligator near Potomac River.
19437 News 20066 foot alligator captured in Massachussets.
19476 News 2006Alligator returns to Loch Lloyd.
19045 News 2007Baby alligator found in a Blackstone park.
19360 News 2007Kansas man charged in release of alligator.
19444 News 2007Second alligator captured in Pennypack Creek.
19450 News 2007Alligator captured along Delta.
19451 News 2007Alligator captured along California River Delta.
19452 News 2007Alligator captured in Delta.
18852 News 2008Alligator caught in lake in Plainfield.
19041 News 2008Alligator-like reptile captured in Leavenworth.
19042 News 2009Alligator shot in Jasper County river.
19477 News 2009Anglers report gator sightlings in lake.
19462 News 2010Alligator Bob nabs 3-foot gator in Chicago River.
19464 News 2010Second Chicago River alligator captured.
19474 News 2010Alligator found in De Soto creek.
14824 News Rane, Jordan.2005Why Reggie should stay. The elusive gator may actually be helping Lake Machado.
19040 NewsAckerman, M.2008Gator sightling in Lake Hickory.
24365 NewsAlbertson, K.2006Charges unlikely in death of alligator.
19345 NewsAllegrini, E.2005Brockton a temporary gator pond.
1959 NewsAnderson, D., and J.L. Habuda.2001Officers pull gator from W. side creek.
27837 NewsAnonymous1989An alligator 3 feet long, freed from ice at a...
13388 NewsAnonymous2001Gotham gator caught in Buffalo, N.Y. creek.
18768 NewsAnonymous2009Dead alligator found near Hotchkiss.
33288 NewsAnonymous2019Welcome to Gatorsburgh! Bizarre Pittsburgh alligator captures spark ideas for t-shirts
27838 NewsAssociated Press.1989Couple not fond of pet after giving gator aid.
14470 NewsAssociated Press.2005Alligator invades California backyard.
18705 NewsAssociated Press.2005Elusive alligator in western Iowa is captured again.
24087 NewsAssociated Press.2005Adult alligator loose in southern New York.
18795 NewsAylworth, R.H.2009Fishermen say they found alligator in Butte Creek.
1960 NewsBeebe, M.2001Amid hot pursuit, gator plays hard to get.
18944 Journal ArticleBelz, E.2002HerPET-POURRI: Not native species.
33315 NewsBen Hooper2018Loose alligator captured in New York town
33316 NewsBen Hooper2018Alligator makes surprise appearance in Kentucky swamp
13557 NewsBergman, H.2003Later, Gator.
19337 NewsBoston Globe.2006Alligator captured on road in Townsend, Mass.
19443 NewsBuford, T.2006Animal control captured alligator near park.
18792 NewsBurress, R.2009Natural Wonders: Alligator in the Creek is Example of What Doesn't Belong Here.
33456 NewsCBSN Staff2019Long Island family finds baby alligator cooling off in swimming pool
31628 NewsChampion, B.2018Michigan family finds alligator swimming in backyard pond
16088 NewsCNN.2007Elusive L.A. alligator nabbed after years on the lam.
25349 NewsCNN.20125-foot alligator dumped in Detroit.
19441 NewsCress, J.2007Alligator found in North Newton hasn't been claimed yet.
19472 NewsCunnyngham, C.2010Alligator found in Kansas - again.
19463 NewsDai, S.2010Chicago River alligator hunted by reptile experts.
19440 NewsDay, S.2006Kiln Creek says later, alligator.
12109 OtherDemlong, M.1997personal communication (herpetologist, Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008 602-273-1341).
19050 NewsDeweese, J.2007Two foot long alligator caught, killed in MUs south farm lake.
18799 NewsDuewel, J.2009Applegate Alligator Killed by OSP.
18943 NewsDuggar, D.2009Gator found on Aetna Mountain.
18851 NewsElias, D.2009Alligator found in Tuscarawas River.
19480 OtherEvans, T.2006Alligator sightings are quite a fish tale.
17855 NewsFaherty, J.2008See Ya Later, Alligators: Seized Reptiles sent to Florida.
30295 NewsFayz, V.2014Alligator found in Perrysburg ditch
19035 NewsFenton, J.2007Alligator caught near Pennypack Creek.
33700 NewsFox 17 news2019Alligator pulled out of pond behind Michigan school
18749 NewsFox 5 News Las Vegas.2009Official: Alligator Likely Abandoned; Reptile Reeled in at Las Vegas Lake.
31627 NewsGaydos, R.2018Pennsylvania woman stunned to find alligator in her backyard
33287 NewsGigler, D.2019Wandering alligator captured in South Side park 
13256 BookGreen, N.B., and T.K. Pauley1987Amphibians and reptiles in West Virginia.
13389 NewsHaga, C.2002Don't sweat the milfoil; we've got alligators, maybe.
19339 NewsHarmon, B.2007Alligator found abandoned along road in Suffolk county.
33407 NewsHeld, A.2019An Alligator surfaces at a Chicago lagoon and a city snaps to attention
19344 NewsHeslam, J.2005Relieved Brockton: See ya later, allilgator.
33408 NewsHooper, B.2019Loose alligator found swimming in Pennsylvania creek
33523 NewsHooper, B.2019Mystery alligator found lurking behind North Carolina home
33701 NewsHooper, B.2019Caiman spotted swimming in Michigan school's pond
19347 NewsHrenchir, T.2007Official: Lake Shawnee alligator was likely someone's pet.
24366 NewsHurteau, D., and C. Love.2006Later Gator: Alligator turns up at Montana fishing hole, anglers kill it.
24088 NewsIrwin, K.2005Alligator found in Southern Tier.
19037 NewsJohnson, J.2007You shot a what? Hunter sets out to shoot ducks along the river; instead, he flushes out a 4 foot long alligator.
33446 NewsKDKA Staff2019Alligator captured in Giant Eagle parking lot
19052 NewsKegley, D.2008Alligator on Saltville road shocks driver, police.
19054 NewsKunz, A.2009Alligator found in Booneville County.
33477 NewsLivingston County Sheriff's Office2019Alligator
12179 Journal ArticleLivo, L.J., G.A. Hammerson, and H.M. Smith1998Summary of Amphibians and Reptiles Introduced into Colorado.
19448 NewsMargetta, R.2005Alligator incident a new one for town officer.
33285 NewsMatoney, N.20193rd alligator found in Pittsburgh in less than a month
24086 NewsMcCombs, M.2005Alligator Scare in Southern Tier.
19442 NewsMcLendon, G.2005Alligator captured; new ban on exotics may have spurred release.
13255 Web PageMikkelson, B., and D.R. Urban legends reference pages.
13258 BookMinton, S.A., Jr.2001Amphibians and Reptiles of Indiana. Revised 2nd Edition.
12143 BookMitchell, J.C.1994The Reptiles of Virginia.
33967 NewsMorlan, D.20195-foot alligator apprehended near San Andreas
19471 NewsMortimer, S.2007Topeka alligator found.
24085 NewsNBC News 10.2005Young alligator found in Steuben County.
19341 NewsNBC11.2007Alligators found in Delta.
17937 NewsNewell, S.2008Out of place.
19340 NewsNews Channel 5.2007Alligator wandering neighborhood captured.
18798 NewsOregon State Police.2009Gators in Oregon? Kids Lead Cops to Big Lizard.
19449 NewsOrndorff, A.2007Reston woman wrangles an errant alligator into captivity.
19044 NewsOwen, M.2008They found a gator in the Chicago River? Believe it.
13257 BookPalmer, W.M., and A.L. Braswell.1995Reptiles of North Carolina.
18984 Web PagePearce, M.2010Alligator found in Kansas lake.
32761 NewsPrice, M.2019How did an alligator end up in High Rock Lake in NC's Unwharrie Mountains?
33462 NewsRana Novini2019Alligator found in Staten Island woods, and no one is sure where it came from.
19336 NewsReed, A.2007Alligator captured in Iredell County.
19445 NewsRichardson, K.L.2005Piscataway gator gets new home.
18215 NewsRockenstein, D.2008Fish with teeth, crazy catch.
19784 NewsRodriguez, J.2011Later, Gator!.
24300 NewsSangineti, T.2012DELAWARE: Alligatore covered with mud pulled from retention pond.
15741 ReportSeng, P., and G. White.2003Indiana aquatic nuisance species (ANS) management plan.
33425 NewsSerrano, A. and J. Anderson2019Alligator in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Lagoon caught overnight
19799 NewsShortell, T.2011Bethlehem police snare second alligator near Monocacy Creek in three months.
33289 NewsShumway, J.2019Where will they go? The fate of Pittsburgh’s recently discovered alligators
13260 BookSievert, G., and L. Sievert.1988A Field Guide to Reptiles of Oklahoma.
16143 NewsSmith, T.2007Rare find: Wayward gator shows up in Atlanta.
33737 NewsStaff2019Another alligator found in Allegheny County this year
19349 NewsStauffer, H.2007Alligator discovered in local creek.
18033 NewsStokes, T.2008Alligators making a home in North Alabama.
19348 NewsThe Associated Press.2007Alligator shot in Milwaukee River.
19342 NewsThe Associated Press.2008Alligator caught in northwest Illinois lake probably a pet.
19473 NewsThe Associated Press.2010Alligator found in Missouri Creek.
19351 NewsThomas, J.2005It's no croc: Dangerous reptile found in pond.
30294 NewsThompson, M.2014Small gator retrieved from Perrysburg creek
29016 NewsTristateUpdate.com2016West Virginia Fisherman Catches Alligator
18800 NewsUnknown.2008Three-foot Alligator Found Wandering in Gresham.
19776 NewsUPI.2011Ohio gator shot sunning along waterway.
19359 NewsVargo, L.2005Farm pond holds unexpected guest.
33286 NewsWard, P.R.2019Beechview alligator owner claims 'Chomp' escaped while he was cleaning enclosure
33284 NewsWaters, B.2019More than 30 exotic animals, dead and alive, confiscated from home of man who claims to own alligator captured by police
31204 NewsWBIR 10 News2017Kentucky man finds gator frozen in his backyard
13259 BookWebb, R.G.1970Reptiles of Oklahoma.
13840 NewsWeisberg, D.2004Fishing Notebook: Alligator found near dam.
24945 NewsWilburn, G.2012Alligator found in L.l. park; 6th gator found this month.
19438 NewsWilson, R.2005Gator may bring pet law.
33409 NewsWJAC Staff2019Blair County crews nab alligator in Antis Township
19343 NewsWPXI.2007Gator found in local river; small alligator captured.
13280 Journal ArticleYatskievych, G., and J.A. Raveill2001Notes on the increasing proportion of non-native angiosperms in the Missouri flora, with reports of three new genera for the state.
19335 NewsZeltner, B.2007Akron teen reels in an alligator from Summit Lake.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/1/2021].

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