Alligator named ‘Jaws’ spotted in Queens park, NYPD says

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CORONA, Queens – A miniature alligator is still on the loose after a jogger first discovered one lurking inside Flushing Meadows Park over the weekend.

NYPD's 110th Precinct tweeted a flurry of posts Saturday in search of the reptilian beast named "Jaws," but to no avail.

Deputy Inspector Christopher Manson, who manages the Elmhurst-Corona station's Twitter account, says the jogger who called 911 and a responding officer described the cold-blooded critter as "three and half  feet long" and "kinda thick."

The sighting sparked a NYPD investigation and slew of comedic tweets from Manson.

So far, no sign of this gator but in recent weeks, a member of its species (or cousin) was seen strolling in Manhattan. However, CockadoodleQ as he was later dubbed, died few days after he was corralled and taken into to Animal Care and Control.

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