June 12, 2010

Alligators Lurk Far Inland from the NC Coast

06/11/2010 05:35 PM
Gavin MacRoberts

HOPE MILLS, N.C. -- Residents turn out to Hope Mills Lake after an alligator took up residence. The alligator was first spotted Wednesday morning...

"Yeah, I just never would have thought I would see one here,” said Martinez. “Especially the one here in Hope Mills Lake, that is very surprising."

...Experts estimate around a few thousand alligators live in their natural habitat in North Carolina, mostly near the coast. They sometimes will live as far west as Scotland, Cumberland, and Harnett counties.

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