Reference List

This list includes references used to derive specimen records as well as those with scientific name Alligator mississippiensis listed in key words.

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19453 News 2003. Bio student captured gator in pond. csinewsnet. September 15, 2003.
19439 News 2004. Whats that alligator doing in my front yard? midhudsonnewscom. September 29, 2004.
19436 News 2005. Gator found in Longmont pond. The Associated Press. November 26, 2005.
19446 News 2005. Boys find alligator near Potomac River. The Associated Press. April 29, 2005.
19437 News 2006. 6 foot alligator captured in Massachussets. wlbz2com. July18, 2006.
19476 News 2006. Alligator returns to Loch Lloyd. kmbccom. September 13, 2006.
19045 News 2007. Baby alligator found in a Blackstone park. www1whdhcom. August 4, 2007.
19444 News 2007. Second alligator captured in Pennypack Creek. cbs3com. June 26, 2007.
19450 News 2007. Alligator captured along Delta. cbs2com. June 15, 2007.
19452 News 2007. Alligator captured in Delta. NBC11com. June 15, 2007.
19451 News 2007. Alligator captured along California River Delta. kdkacom. June 16, 2007.
19360 News 2007. Kansas man charged in release of alligator. policeonecom. April 23, 2007.
18852 News 2008. Alligator caught in lake in Plainfield. Chicago Sun-Times. July 17, 2008.
19041 News 2008. Alligator-like reptile captured in Leavenworth. KCTVcom. may 28, 2008.
19042 News 2009. Alligator shot in Jasper County river. chestertontribunecom. July 13, 2009.
19477 News 2009. Anglers report gator sightlings in lake. lakenewsonlinecom. October 10, 2009.
19462 News 2010. Alligator Bob nabs 3-foot gator in Chicago River. chicagobreakingnewscom. August 25, 2010.
19464 News 2010. Second Chicago River alligator captured. cbschicagocom. August 24, 2010.
19474 News 2010. Alligator found in De Soto creek. ksdkcom.
14824 News Rane, Jordan. 2005. Why Reggie should stay. The elusive gator may actually be helping Lake Machado. Los Angeles Times.,0,3312636.
19040 News Ackerman, M. 2008. Gator sightling in Lake Hickory. wbtvcom. May 14, 2008.
24365 News Albertson, K. 2006. Charges unlikely in death of alligator. The Daily Inter Lake. 8 (4). Created on 08/04/2006. Accessed on 03/12/2012.
19345 News Allegrini, E. 2005. Brockton a temporary gator pond. cwapcorg. July 14, 2005.
1959 News Anderson, D., and J.L. Habuda. 2001. Officers pull gator from W. side creek. The Buffalo News. 2001 (June 27).
27837 News Anonymous. 1989. An alligator 3 feet long, freed from ice at a. Orlando Sentinel. Indianapolis, IN. Created on 12/13/1989. Accessed on 08/11/2015.
13388 News Anonymous. 2001. Gotham gator caught in Buffalo, N.Y. creek.
18768 News Anonymous. 2009. Dead alligator found near Hotchkiss. July 20, 2009.
33288 News Anonymous. 2019. Welcome to Gatorsburgh! Bizarre Pittsburgh alligator captures spark ideas for t-shirts. KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh. Created on 06/11/2019. Accessed on 06/13/2019.
27838 News Associated Press. 1989. Couple not fond of pet after giving gator aid. Spokane Chronicle. Created on 12/12/1989. Accessed on 08/11/2015.
24087 News Associated Press. 2005. Adult alligator loose in southern New York.
18705 News Associated Press. 2005. Elusive alligator in western Iowa is captured again. July 11.
14470 News Associated Press. 2005. Alligator invades California backyard. ESPN Outdoors. 2005 (June 14).
18795 News Aylworth, R.H. 2009. Fishermen say they found alligator in Butte Creek. July 15.
1960 News Beebe, M. 2001. Amid hot pursuit, gator plays hard to get. The Buffalo News. 2001 (June 26).
18944 Journal Article Belz, E. 2002. HerPET-POURRI: Not native species. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 37(9):170.
33315 News Ben Hooper. 2018. Loose alligator captured in New York town. UPI. Created on 10/30/2018. Accessed on 06/21/2019.
33316 News Ben Hooper. 2018. Alligator makes surprise appearance in Kentucky swamp. UPI. Created on 12/04/2018. Accessed on 06/21/2019.
13557 News Bergman, H. 2003. Later, Gator. St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( July 11, 2003.
19337 News Boston Globe. 2006. Alligator captured on road in Townsend, Mass. The Boston Globe. July18, 2006.
19443 News Buford, T. 2006. Animal control captured alligator near park. the Providence Journal. June 1, 2006.
18792 News Burress, R. 2009. Natural Wonders: Alligator in the Creek is Example of What Doesn't Belong Here. Chicoercom. July 25, 2009.
33456 News CBSN Staff. 2019. Long Island family finds baby alligator cooling off in swimming pool. CBS New York. New York, NY. Created on 07/22/2019. Accessed on 07/22/2019.
31628 News Champion, B. 2018. Michigan family finds alligator swimming in backyard pond. MLive. Created on 07/17/2018. Accessed on 07/24/2018.
16088 News CNN. 2007. Elusive L.A. alligator nabbed after years on the lam. 2007 (May 25).
25349 News CNN. 2012. 5-foot alligator dumped in Detroit. cnncom. Detroit, MI. Created on 12/23/2012. Accessed on 12/27/2012.
19441 News Cress, J. 2007. Alligator found in North Newton hasn't been claimed yet. The Sentinel Online. August 20, 2007.
13263 News Crombie, N. 1996. 'Honey, we caught a gator'. The New London Day. New London, CT. 7 (30):A1, A4.
19472 News Cunnyngham, C. 2010. Alligator found in Kansas - again. examinercom. January 29, 2010.
19463 News Dai, S. 2010. Chicago River alligator hunted by reptile experts. The Huffington Post. August 24, 2010.
19440 News Day, S. 2006. Kiln Creek says later, alligator. The Daily Press. June 30, 2006.
12109 Other Cut-and-paste reference not available due to unhandled reference type. Please contact support to request the addition of the 'Other' type.
19050 News Deweese, J. 2007. Two foot long alligator caught, killed in MUs south farm lake. wwwcolumbiamissouriancom. September 8, 207.
18799 News Duewel, J. 2009. Applegate Alligator Killed by OSP. Grants Pass Daily Courier. August 13, 2009.
18943 News Duggar, D. 2009. Gator found on Aetna Mountain. Marion County December 1.
18851 News Elias, D. 2009. Alligator found in Tuscarawas River. WTRF news. July 13, 2009.
19480 Other Cut-and-paste reference not available due to unhandled reference type. Please contact support to request the addition of the 'Other' type.
17855 News Faherty, J. 2008. See Ya Later, Alligators: Seized Reptiles sent to Florida. Arizona Republic. 4/10/2008.
30295 News Fayz, V. 2014. Alligator found in Perrysburg ditch. WTOL 11. Toledo, OH. Created on 07/25/2014. Accessed on 07/27/2017.
19035 News Fenton, J. 2007. Alligator caught near Pennypack Creek. www1phillyburbscom. June 22, 2007.
33700 News Fox 17 news. 2019. Alligator pulled out of pond behind Michigan school. Fox 17 News. Grand Rapids, MI. Created on 09/23/2019. Accessed on 09/23/2019.
18749 News Fox 5 News Las Vegas. 2009. Official: Alligator Likely Abandoned; Reptile Reeled in at Las Vegas Lake. Fox 5 News. July 7, 2009.
33384 Journal Article Fujisaki, I., Hart, K.M., Mazzotti, F.J., Cherkiss, M.S., Sartain, A.R., Jeffery, B.M., Beauchamp, J.S., and Denton, M. 2014. Home range and movements of American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in an estuary habitat. Animal Biotelemetry 2(8):10 pages.
32071 Journal Article Fujisaki, I., Hart, K.M., Mazzotti, F.J., Cherkiss, M.S., Sartain, A.R., Jeffery, B.M., Beauchamp, J.S., and M. Denton. 2017. Home range and movements of American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in an estuary habitat. Animal Biotelemetry 2(8):10.
31627 News Gaydos, R. 2018. Pennsylvania woman stunned to find alligator in her backyard. Fox Created on 07/23/2018. Accessed on 07/24/2018.
33287 News Gigler, D. 2019. Wandering alligator captured in South Side park. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Created on 05/18/2019. Accessed on 06/13/2019.
13256 Book Green, N.B., and T.K. Pauley. 1987. Amphibians and reptiles in West Virginia. University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA.
13389 News Haga, C. 2002. Don't sweat the milfoil; we've got alligators, maybe. Star Tribune.
19339 News Harmon, B. 2007. Alligator found abandoned along road in Suffolk county. nydailynewscom. September 27, 2007.
13387 Journal Article Heaton-Jones, T. 2001. Alligators Grow Bigger in Buffalo. Crocodile Specialist Group Newsletter 20(2):37-38.
33407 News Held, A. 2019. An Alligator surfaces at a Chicago lagoon and a city snaps to attention. NPR. Created on 07/11/2019. Accessed on 07/12/2019.
19344 News Heslam, J. 2005. Relieved Brockton: See ya later, allilgator. cwapcorg. July 15, 2005.
33701 News Hooper, B. 2019. Caiman spotted swimming in Michigan school's pond. United Press International. Created on 09/19/2019. Accessed on 09/23/2019.
33523 News Hooper, B. 2019. Mystery alligator found lurking behind North Carolina home. UPI. Created on 08/11/2019. Accessed on 08/12/2019.
33408 News Hooper, B. 2019. Loose alligator found swimming in Pennsylvania creek. UPI. Created on 06/25/2019. Accessed on 07/12/2019.
19347 News Hrenchir, T. 2007. Official: Lake Shawnee alligator was likely someone's pet. cjonlinecom. April 6, 2007.
24366 News Hurteau, D., and C. Love. 2006. Later Gator: Alligator turns up at Montana fishing hole, anglers kill it. Field and Stream. 8 (4). Created on 08/04/2006. Accessed on 03/12/2012.
24088 News Irwin, K. 2005. Alligator found in Southern Tier. WROC-TV 8.
19037 News Johnson, J. 2007. You shot a what? Hunter sets out to shoot ducks along the river; instead, he flushes out a 4 foot long alligator. jsonlinecom. October 1, 2007.
33446 News KDKA Staff. 2019. Alligator captured in Giant Eagle parking lot. KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. Created on 07/19/2019. Accessed on 07/19/2019.
19052 News Kegley, D. 2008. Alligator on Saltville road shocks driver, police. wwwtricitiescom. June 17, 2008.
19054 News Kunz, A. 2009. Alligator found in Booneville County. kpvi news 6.
33477 News Livingston County Sheriff's Office. 2019. Alligator. Livingston County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page. Livingston, MI. Created on 07/30/2019. Accessed on 07/31/2019.
12179 Journal Article Livo, L.J., G.A. Hammerson, and H.M. Smith. 1998. Summary of Amphibians and Reptiles Introduced into Colorado. Northwestern Naturalist 79(1):1-11.
19448 News Margetta, R. 2005. Alligator incident a new one for town officer. the Providence Journal. April 7, 2005.
33285 News Matoney, N. 2019. 3rd alligator found in Pittsburgh in less than a month. WTAE Pittsburgh's Action News 4. Created on 06/09/2019. Accessed on 06/13/2019.
24086 News McCombs, M. 2005. Alligator Scare in Southern Tier.
19442 News McLendon, G. 2005. Alligator captured; new ban on exotics may have spurred release. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. July 17, 2005.
13255 Web Page Mikkelson, B., and D.R. Mikkelson. 2001. Urban legends reference pages.
13258 Book Minton, S.A., Jr. 2001. Amphibians and Reptiles of Indiana. Revised 2nd Edition. Indiana Academy of Science, Indianpolis.
12143 Book Mitchell, J.C. 1994. The Reptiles of Virginia. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC.
33967 News Morlan, D. 2019. 5-foot alligator apprehended near San Andreas. Calaveras Enterprise. San Andreas, CA. Created on 11/27/2019. Accessed on 12/02/2019.
19471 News Mortimer, S. 2007. Topeka alligator found. kujh-tv News. April 3, 2007.
24085 News NBC News 10. 2005. Young alligator found in Steuben County. NBC News 10.
19341 News NBC11. 2007. Alligators found in Delta. NBC11com. July 18, 2007.
17937 News Newell, S. 2008. Out of place. Winston-Salem Journal. 18 May.
19340 News News Channel 5. 2007. Alligator wandering neighborhood captured. News Channel 5. September 26, 2007.
18798 News Oregon State Police. 2009. Gators in Oregon? Kids Lead Cops to Big Lizard. katucom. August 13, 2009.
19449 News Orndorff, A. 2007. Reston woman wrangles an errant alligator into captivity. Washington Post. June 29, 2007.
19044 News Owen, M. 2008. They found a gator in the Chicago River? Believe it. Chicago Tribune. June 20, 2008.
13257 Book Palmer, W.M., and A.L. Braswell. 1995. Reptiles of North Carolina. The University of North Carolina Press for North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Chapel Hill and London.
18984 Web Page Pearce, M. 2010. Alligator found in Kansas lake.
32761 News Price, M. 2019. How did an alligator end up in High Rock Lake in NC's Unwharrie Mountains? The Charlotte Observer. Charlotte, NC. Created on 04/09/2019. Accessed on 04/12/2019.
33462 News Rana Novini. 2019. Alligator found in Staten Island woods, and no one is sure where it came from. NBC New York. New York, NY. Created on 07/23/2019. Accessed on 07/24/2019.
19336 News Reed, A. 2007. Alligator captured in Iredell County. WCNC TV. September 5, 2007.
19445 News Richardson, K.L. 2005. Piscataway gator gets new home. Home News Tribune. October 18, 2005. 1 of.
18215 News Rockenstein, D. 2008. Fish with teeth, crazy catch. Lake Country Record-Bee. Lakeport, CA. Created on 11/19/2008. Accessed on 11/20/2008.
19784 News Rodriguez, J. 2011. Later, Gator! The Post-Journal. 5 (18).
24300 News Sangineti, T. 2012. DELAWARE: Alligatore covered with mud pulled from retention pond. Delmarva Now. March 3. Created on 03/03/2012. Accessed on 03/07/2012.
15741 Report Seng, P., and G. White. 2003. Indiana aquatic nuisance species (ANS) management plan. Indiana Dept of Natural Resources, Indianapolis, IN.
33425 News Serrano, A. and J. Anderson. 2019. Alligator in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Lagoon caught overnight. Chicago Tribune. Chicago, IL. Created on 07/16/2019. Accessed on 07/16/2019.
19799 News Shortell, T. 2011. Bethlehem police snare second alligator near Monocacy Creek in three months. The Express-Times. 5 (31).
33289 News Shumway, J. 2019. Where will they go? The fate of Pittsburgh’s recently discovered alligators. KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh. Created on 06/10/2019. Accessed on 06/13/2019.
13260 Book Sievert, G., and L. Sievert. 1988. A Field Guide to Reptiles of Oklahoma. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma.
16143 News Smith, T. 2007. Rare find: Wayward gator shows up in Atlanta. cnncom. June 13, 2007. (accessed June, 13 2007).
15719 Journal Article Snow, R.W., L. Oberhofer, and F.J. Mazzzotti. 2006. Alligator mississippiensis (American Alligator). Feeding. Herpetological Review 37(1):80-81.
33737 News Staff. 2019. Another alligator found in Allegheny County this year. WPXI. Pittsburgh, PA. Created on 10/03/2019. Accessed on 10/03/2019.
19349 News Stauffer, H. 2007. Alligator discovered in local creek. The Sentinel Online. August 19, 2007.
18033 News Stokes, T. 2008. Alligators making a home in North Alabama. Timesdailycom, Florence Alabama. July 12, 2008. accessed 7/21/2008.
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19348 News The Associated Press. 2007. Alligator shot in Milwaukee River. fdlreportercom. October 1, 2007.
19342 News The Associated Press. 2008. Alligator caught in northwest Illinois lake probably a pet. cwapcorg. August 4, 2005.
19475 News The Associated Press. 2010. Experts: Gators in northern waters probably pets. The Associated Press. August 24, 2010.
19473 News The Associated Press. 2010. Alligator found in Missouri Creek. Columbia Missourian. July 27, 2010.
19351 News Thomas, J. 2005. It's no croc: Dangerous reptile found in pond. cwapcorg. August 10, 2005.
30294 News Thompson, M. 2014. Small gator retrieved from Perrysburg creek. Toledo Blade. Toledo, OH. Created on 07/26/2014. Accessed on 07/27/2017.
29016 News 2016. West Virginia Fisherman Catches Alligator. Elkins, WV. 2016 (6 Sept). Created on 09/06/2016. Accessed on 09/15/2016.
18800 News Unknown. 2008. Three-foot Alligator Found Wandering in Gresham. KATUcom. September 13, 2008.
19776 News UPI. 2011. Ohio gator shot sunning along waterway. United Press International, Inc. 5 (14).
19359 News Vargo, L. 2005. Farm pond holds unexpected guest. cwapcorg. August 4, 2005.
33286 News Ward, P.R. 2019. Beechview alligator owner claims 'Chomp' escaped while he was cleaning enclosure. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Created on 06/11/2019. Accessed on 06/13/2019.
33284 News Waters, B. 2019. More than 30 exotic animals, dead and alive, confiscated from home of man who claims to own alligator captured by police. KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh. Created on 06/11/2019. Accessed on 06/13/2019.
31204 News WBIR 10 News. 2017. Kentucky man finds gator frozen in his backyard. WBIR 10 News. Knoxville, TN. Created on 12/30/2017. Accessed on 03/12/2018.
13259 Book Webb, R.G. 1970. Reptiles of Oklahoma. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.
13840 News Weisberg, D. 2004. Fishing Notebook: Alligator found near dam. June 13, 2004.
24945 News Wilburn, G. 2012. Alligator found in L.l. park; 6th gator found this month. Fox Television Stations, Inc. Created on 10/21/2012. Accessed on 10/22/2012.
19478 News Wiley, F. 2010. Shot alligator found in Ste. Genevieve pond. ksdkcom.
19438 News Wilson, R. 2005. Gator may bring pet law. The Grand Rapids Press. September 22, 2005.
33409 News WJAC Staff. 2019. Blair County crews nab alligator in Antis Township. WJAC TV. Johnstown, PA. Created on 06/24/2019. Accessed on 07/12/2019.
19343 News WPXI. 2007. Gator found in local river; small alligator captured. wpxicom. May 27, 2007.
13280 Journal Article Yatskievych, G., and J.A. Raveill. 2001. Notes on the increasing proportion of non-native angiosperms in the Missouri flora, with reports of three new genera for the state. SIDA, Contributions to Botany 19(3):701-709.
19335 News Zeltner, B. 2007. Akron teen reels in an alligator from Summit Lake. Cleveland Metro News. June 18, 2007.


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