The following photo was taken this morning by Laura Snyder at the Waterfront Villas & Yacht Club in Carolina Beach, NC. Laura estimates that the alligator was about three feet long.
When Laura returned to the marina later this evening, she saw a young boy carrying the alligator to a nearby wildlife officer. The boy told her that the alligator had suffered an injury possibly from a boat propeller. Laura didn't see the injury and noted that it looked to be in good condition. So more than likely, the officer had the boy release the alligator back into the water.