TEL AVIV (Dec. 20)
Rishon Lezion, the first — and so far only — alligator born in Israel has been stolen. Keepers at the alligator farm at Hamat on the Golan Heights, where a score of the creatures have settled down after being flown from Florida to stock Israel’s first alligator farm, said that Rishon, born just over three months ago, had been alive and well in its incubator on Saturday.
But when they come to look it over yesterday they found a tear in the plastic sheeting and the 10-inch reptile missing. Police are now searching for somebody with a new pet with a yellow stripe down its back and 40 small teeth. Farm owners appealed on radio for the “finder” to take special care of the baby, which still requires incubation and eats only chopped meat.