NC family spots alligator on Lake Wylie

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A family out on Lake Wylie this week spotted an alligator, according to WSOC-TV.

A family out on Lake Wylie this week spotted an alligator. (WSOC-TV)

A family out on Lake Wylie this week spotted an alligator. (WSOC-TV)

“One of my twins saw it sitting on a log,” the father, James Thomas, said.

“It looked kind of like a lizard; it didn’t really look real,” Brandon Thomas said.

But the family soon realized it was real and James took pictures of the gator.

“Brandon was in the water to start with and he immediately got out,” James said. “That was his last time in for the day.”

A wildlife biologist told WSOC Friday that the alligator was likely dropped off by someone who illegally took it when it was just a baby, then later realized they couldn’t take care of a wild animal.

Read full story: WSOC-TV

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