FIRST ON 3: Injured six-foot long alligator removed from MLK Parkway

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Submitted: Thu, 05/30/2013 - 3:59am
Updated: Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:17pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Dispatch has confirmed that a six-foot long alligator was safely removed near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Wednesday evening.

The alligator was first spotted between Kerr Ave. and N. 23rd St.

Authorities say the animal has a severe neck injury. It took three people to subdue the reptile.

Authorities believe the alligator came from Smith Creek, because they were able to follow its trail by the alligators tail.

Wildlife Removal Services took the alligator and will be putting it back in its natural habitat.


  • Gate Keeper says:

    Poor gator, he was looking for the new city ramp to wait for the buffet of kayakers and stand-up paddle boarders.

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    …of the yayhoos trying to subdue the gator, if he wasn’t injured before, he sure as hell is now! I’ve never seen amore incompetent crew of “animal handlers” in my life. Likely the same group that killed that poor, scared bird a few weeks ago while trying to capture it.

  • Guest72 says:

    Ummm…so how would YOU subdue a 300 pound gator?

  • Guest12 says:

    I’m sure Wildlife Removal Service dumped this gator in the Holly Shelter Lodge Road Waterfowl Impoundment, like the other “problem” gators in this area. Only a matter of time before a waterfowl hunter or his dog get seriously hurt from this practice. I’m amazed that these services have been allowed to do this over the years.

  • Guest-o-matic says:

    I’d use the Steve Irwin technique, of course! He was good at this and performed it routinely. He just had a slight problem with the sting-rays…God rest his soul.

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