Multiple alligator sightings reported in North Carolina town

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CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. — Officials at a North Carolina town said they are responding to multiple reports of alligator sightings.

WWAY reported that Carolina Beach Town Manager Michael Cramer said there have been several reports of alligators around the water’s edge and around docks of homes.

Areas like the canal in Carolina Beach is a natural habitat for alligators, according to the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission.

Wildlife officials said when alligators are seen around people’s homes, it is probably because they are being fed or are looking for food in the area.

Intentionally feeding, harming or poaching alligators is illegal in North Carolina. No injuries have been reported at Carolina Beach.

Alligators are found in North Carolina from the northern coast near Virginia to the southern coast near the border of South Carolina.

Alligators have recently been in the news following the tragic death of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy drowned by an alligator in Orlando, Fla.