Police were alerted after a real-life alligator was spotted at a popular Hudson Valley business.

On Monday, Oct. 24, the Rosendale Police Department confirmed a real alligator was spotted in the front window of an Ulster County business.

"Live Alligator" Spotted At Ulster County, New York Business

Getty Images
Getty Images

The alligator was spotted in the front window of the Redwing BlackBird Theater located on Main Street in Rosendale, New York, police say.

"The Rosendale Police Department has received reports of a live alligator in the front window of the Redwing BlackBird Theater on Main Street," the Rosendale Police Department stated. " We have confirmed that the alligator is real."

The Redwing Blackbird Theater is a puppet theater that celebrates community and citizen-driven action towards global justice and sustainability, according to the theater's Facebook.

Police Investigate Alligator Spotted At Rosendale, New York Theater

Redwing Blackbird Theater
Redwing Blackbird Theater

The Rosendale Police Department and New York State Department of Conservation investigated reports of the gator at the business. Officers learned the alligator is currently under the care and supervision of a licensed animal handler.

For all the news that the Hudson Valley is sharing make sure to follow Hudson Valley Post on Facebook, download the Hudson Valley Post Mobile App and sign up for the Hudson Valley Post Newsletter.

The alligator will be at the Redwing Blackbird Theater for at least the next week.

"We would like to thank the NYS Department of Conservation for their assistance in this follow-up investigation," the Rosendale Police Department added in a press release.

 Exotic Animals You Can Own In New York

New Rainforest Exhibit Home To World's Smallest Monkeys
(Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

There are many exotic animals you can legally own in New York State. See the full list below:

LOOK: Exotic Animals You Can Own In New York

Looking for an exotic pet to own legally in New York State? Here is a list of some animals that you can have aside from regular dogs, cats, and farm animals.

5 New York Schools Districts Ranked in Top 10 in America

11 Christmas Towns in New York to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

New York City may be home to the Rockefeller Christmas tree but there are several small towns and villages that will get you in the holiday spirit with all the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.

5 Things To Know About Adopting a Highway in New York State

Here are a few things that you might not know about adopting a highway. Do you need to pick up trash? If so how often? Can you keep the money from the recyclables?

New York State's Top 20 Attractions

Are you truly a proud New York resident if you haven't visited these Top 20 attractions?

Attractions of America put together a list of some of the top attractions New York has to offer. Let’s explore some of the top attractions in New York State that you’ll have to add to your bucket list during your next visit. Keep track of how many you have already seen or been too. Which ones surprise you on this list? Text us on our app to let us know.

More From Hudson Valley Post