New York’s runaway reptile captured

Cayman captured in Central Park, New York

source: David Usborne
Independent June 23 2001 p5

A cayman has been captured in Central Park, New York, a few days after it was spotted there. The South American spectacled cayman was caught by alligator wrestlers, Tina and Mike Bailey, who had to work with camera lights trained on them, since the case had been given a lot of publicity. The cayman may go to a zoo, or be taken back to the wild in South America. It was only two-feet long, but may grow up to eight feet as an adult.