It might have been the best two weeks of his life but then he was spotted – nearby.
“Kobe,” the 39-inch-long alligator that went missing last month from New Lebanon in Columbia County has been found in a pond.
Animal control officials say that “Kobe” was found Wednesday night in the pond in the yard of his owner, Rhonda Leavitt of New Lebanon. State police announced two weeks ago that “Kobe” has escaped from a pen at Leavitt's rural property. On her website, “Rhonda's Reptiles,'' she says that she rescues lizards, snakes, turtles and other creatures in need of a home and rents them out for events like birthday parties.