Alligator spotted along River Road

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A man and his friend spotted a 7-foot alligator in New Hanover County Wednesday morning.

Merle Gibbs and his friend were traveling along River Road when they spotted the gator across the southbound travel lane shortly before noon.

The pair called the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, who then notified a Wildlife Relocation expert.

The alligator was secured and transported to a safe area.

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