See you later, alligator.
Less than 24 hours after it was reported that an alligator – dubbed “Jaws” by the 110th Precinct – was seen for a second time at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the precinct announced on Twitter that the reptile was in custody.
The creature was bagged at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday by emergency personnel and is being transported by parks rangers to the Animal Care & Control of NYC center in Brooklyn.
According to authorities, several people near Meadow Lake at Flushing Meadows Corona Park spotted the alligator on Monday afternoon.
However, according to a tweet from the 110th Precinct, the reptile managed to slip away as officers attempted to catch it.
“Jaws” made its first appearance in Queens back in August when a jogger spotted it in the park.
Deputy Inspector Christopher Manson of the 110th Precinct initially described the alligator on Twitter in August as 3 1/2 feet long and “kinda thick.”
— NYPD 110th Precinct (@NYPD110Pct) September 15, 2015