Surprisingly not Florida: Police walk alligator on leash

Alligator found roaming neighborhood, police say

(Credit: Sunset Beach Police Department) (Sunset Beach Police Department)

We see some strange things involving alligators in Florida, but this one did not happen in the Sunshine State.

Sunset Beach Police Department shared a photo of officers walking an alligator on a leash on its Facebook page.

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On Friday, Oct. 15, officers said they were dispatched to a North Carolina neighborhood about a complaint of an alligator walking through a neighborhood, even attempting to enter the community pool area.

On Friday October 15, 2021, Officers from the Sunset Beach Police Department were dispatched to Oyster Bay Drive for...

Posted by Sunset Beach Police Department on Thursday, October 21, 2021

Police said when they arrived they found the 9-foot gator had broken through the porch lattice of the neighborhood’s reservation office.

While relocating the large alligator, police snapped a picture of it being walked on a long rope.


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Stacy is a Social Media Producer for ClickOrlando.com and has been with News 6 since 2018. She graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in advertising and a Masters in social media/mass communications.