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Baby Alligator Confiscated After Pet Store Tries To Sell It

Posted December 22, 2004 11:27 a.m. EST

— A little reptile was living large in Fayetteville.

A baby American alligator, which is 10 inches long, was found by wildlife agents. They caught a pet store trying to sell the animal, which is illegal, because it is a threatened species.

So, agents confiscated the gator and asked the Clark Park Nature Center to care for it.

Scientists plan to return the baby to the wild in June.

Even though gators can live in eastern North Carolina, this one will move to Florida this summer.