Specimen Information

Alligator mississippiensis
Alligator mississippiensis
(American alligator)
Reptiles-Crocodilians
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1547058
GroupReptiles-Crocodilians
GenusAlligator
Speciesmississippiensis
Common NameAmerican alligator
StatePA
CountyAllegheny
LocalityNear Sebring and Rutherford
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Ohio
HUC8 Number05030101
HUC10 NameMontour Run-Ohio River
HUC10 Number0503010103
HUC12 NameSawmill Run
HUC12 Number050301010301
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month6
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity pet
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:33286
Author:Ward, P.R.
Date:2019
Title:Beechview alligator owner claims 'Chomp' escaped while he was cleaning enclosure
Publisher:Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Reference 2
Ref. Number:33288
Author:Anonymous
Date:2019
Title:Welcome to Gatorsburgh! Bizarre Pittsburgh alligator captures spark ideas for t-shirts
Publisher:KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh
Reference 3
Ref. Number:33289
Author:Shumway, J.
Date:2019
Title:Where will they go? The fate of Pittsburgh’s recently discovered alligators
Publisher:KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh
Reference 4
Ref. Number:33284
Author:Waters, B.
Date:2019
Title:More than 30 exotic animals, dead and alive, confiscated from home of man who claims to own alligator captured by police
Publisher:KDKA 2 CBS Pittsburgh
CommentsEscaped captivity while owner was cleaning enclosure. Nicknamed "Chomp the Magic Gator."
Record TypeLiterature
DisposalCroc Encounters in Florida
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size5 foot TL


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/23/2019].

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