A four-foot alligator spotted several times in the Westfield River over the past few months was rescued in early December by angler and Agawam resident Jeremy White. According to the MA Div. of Fisheries & Wildlife, it’s believed the alligator was kept illegally as a pet, and was either intentionally released or escaped. The cold-blooded reptile would not have survived the winter. F&W staff later transported the alligator to a licensed reptile rescue organization.