Later, gator! Wilmington road briefly closed as officers wait on rotund reptile

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Photo: Wilmington Police

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An unexpected visitor caused Wilmington Police to close a road Tuesday morning.

A large alligator was spotted near the Martin Luther King Jr. overpass at McRae Street & Cornelius Harnett Drive.

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NC Wildlife responded to remove the gator. The alligator ended up strolling back into the marsh while crews were on the scene.