Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Alligator spotted in Lake Norman outside Charlotte - UPDATE: It was a turtle

Alligators in Lake Norman? Gulp.

It's not really surprising. Lake Norman is a huge lake and the alligator population seems to be moving into new territories. The cove where this gater was seen at 8:00 this morning was in Cornelius which is located north of Charlotte and south of Statesville.

According to the Charlotte Observer:
The alligator was observed by residents shortly before 8 a.m. near the Peninsula Yacht Club, off Jetton Road. Police arrived a short time later and confirmed that a gator, about 2 to 3 feet long, was swimming in the surf.

One officers said the gator was about 30 yards offshore.

Cornelius police called for help from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, and a police dispatcher said lake patrol units also were responding.
Wild Kingdom in North Carolina....

UPDATED: It wasn't an alligator ... it was a TURTLE. LOL.

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