Alligator in Flushing Meadows Corona Park finally caught

Photos by Robert Stridiron

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.”

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