May 28, 2021

Video: Dangerous Alligator Seen Out In Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River

An alligator was spotted Friday morning in the Susquehanna River. It has been seen near the shore between Route 30 bridge and Veterans Memorial Bridge, which is about 3-4 feet long. The animal's name is Oscar and he got out of his enclosure sometime on Thursday night/Friday morning for unknown reasons.

An alligator was spotted Friday morning in the Susquehanna River. The animal is about 3-4 feet long and has been seen near shore since escaping from an enclosure Thursday night, according to WGAL's Ed Weinstock. His name? Oscar!

The Wrightsville Borough workers and owner have been trying to capture the alligator, but every time they try he's not interested. They started off using raw meat Friday morning that was unsuccessful in capturing Oscar; then tried again this afternoon with a chicken carcass - still no luck! The owners said if he can get close enough, he'll use his knowledge of hunting animals from when living out west as an animal handler on a ranch before coming back east to wrangle gators for tourists at Splash Waterworld.

The Wrightsville Borough workers and the owner have been trying to capture an alligator that they believe is 20 feet long. They tried using raw meat on Friday morning, but it wasn't interested in their bait. The owner said if he can get close enough, he'll jump into the water and grab Oscar himself!

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