3-foot alligator captured in western NY yard

By the Associated Press | May 17, 2011 | 12:45 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A call of an alligator on the loose snapped police into action in western New York.

Police in the city of Jamestown say a resident called about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday to report an alligator in a side yard.

Officers and the city's animal control officer were able to round up the 3-foot creature without incident.

They don't know where it came from or how long it may have been wandering the city.