If you were thinking about taking a dip in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, you may want to reconsider. Yesterday afternoon, the NYPD’s 110th precinct tweeted out an INCREDIBLY alarming photo of a two-foot alligator an intrepid local fisherman had managed to catch in the Queens park.
"Jaws" in custody! Bagged by ESU and being transported by Parks Rangers to BK ACC @NYCParks @NYPDSpecialops pic.twitter.com/IcFl4Se9QS— NYPD 110th Precinct (@NYPD110Pct) September 15, 2015
They also posted a video of fugitive gator, nicknamed “Jaws,” stealthily swimming in the wild.
Here is a new video taken yesterday of "Jaws" our partners @NYCParks are doing what they can to catch him #FMCP pic.twitter.com/9N6i1Z200L— NYPD 110th Precinct (@NYPD110Pct) September 15, 2015
Apparently the NYPD have been tracking outer-borough reptile since August. All in all, recent events have definitely not made us feel any better about the possible existence of sewer alligators.