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Woman reports alligator in Hope Mills neighborhood

Posted June 16, 2010

— A woman told Hope Mills police that she saw an alligator near her home on Cameron Road Wednesday.

Police Chief Robert Hassell said his department got multiple calls about the animal Wednesday morning but wildlife officers had not been able to capture it.

Last week a five-foot-long alligator was spotted in nearby Hope Mills Lake, and officials advised residents to avoid swimming and to keep small animals from getting too close to the water.


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  • colliedave Jun 16, 2010

    Catch it. Cook it. DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT

    use its skin for shoes and wallets

  • Adelinthe Jun 16, 2010

    Uh Oh!

    It's getting hungry.

    Keep your doggies inside. Doggies harrass reptiles, and this one'll eat 'em up quick.

    God bless.


  • stephaniemathis Jun 16, 2010

    If you just leave it alone and not bother the animal it will not bother you. Don't feed it at all either or you will make it stay, providing a food source will make it stay in your area. Wildlife Officers and the District Biologist will remove it as soon as possible.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jun 16, 2010

    Catch it. Cook it.

  • 8675309-9 Jun 16, 2010

    I thought the wildlife official was out of town, thats why it wasnt captured?

  • Weetie Jun 16, 2010

    Go, Gator go!

  • iron fist Jun 16, 2010

    Any of my "friends" want to go swimming in Hope Mills Lake I will drive.

  • MCGusto Jun 16, 2010

    When it was decided that it should be removed, officials did go out and attempt to remove the animal. Unfortunately it was unable to be located. As soon as it is located again, it will be immediately removed.

  • 1 of the original Americans Jun 16, 2010

    and why did they not remove the aligator from the lake last week??? are we waiting until it get hungry??