Finally, an urban legend is proven. The story of alligators living in the New York sewers has long been a popular urban legend — supposedly flushed down toilets after being brought back as babies from Florida by New York kids.
There has now been one confirmed alligator living in New York sewers. Police caught the 18-inch gator when it crawled out of an Astoria storm drain.
It turns out that sewers have been called a “natural swamp” for gators.
Now go out and rent the 1980 movie Alligator. You can now find it in the documentary section.
Source: N.Y. Post