12-foot NC alligator that ate husky on display at museum
ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. – A 12-foot-long alligator that ate an 80-pound husky last year in Jacksonville is now on display in an Onslow County museum.
WCTI12.com reported that the stuffed alligator is part of the “Discover Onslow” exhibit at the Onslow County Environmental Education Center and Sneads Ferry Branch Library.
The alligator reportedly ate a military family’s dog named Simba in July of last year. Officials said Simba was playing fetch and was attacked after going to a creek to get a drink.
Jacksonville police shot and killed the alligator because of his aggressiveness. Officials said the alligator may have mistaken the dog for a large duck, as ducks frequent the area.
A taxidermist in Smithfield reportedly molded and prepared the alligator for display. Onslow County museum officials said they wanted to preserve the alligator for educational purposes.
The exhibit opens Saturday at 1330 Highway 210 in Sneads Ferry and is open until 3 p.m.
Read more: WCTI12.com