My son asked me if there are alligators in Charlotte… I told him “no they don’t live here”… I lied!
While seeing an alligator near the coast of the Carolinas is common, seeing one around the QC isn’t. Until now! One was found in Weddington over the weekend!
The Union County Sheriff’s Dept posted on FB: “Deputies responded to a report of a small alligator found this afternoon behind a residence in the Vintage Creek subdivision.” “At this point, deputies are unsure how the gator ended up in the area.”
It was a juvenile gator: about 3 feet and weighing no more than 15 pounds, officers said in the post. Union County animal control officers “safely removed the gator” and took it to the county animal shelter. Authorities think alligators found in the Charlotte region are pets that owners released into the wild or the reptiles escaped.
Did you know that another gator was found in York County 2 years ago? Read about it here!