DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A small alligator was found in a lake on the border of Davidson County on Monday, and now the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission hopes to find out who put it there.
The alligator, about 2.5 feet long, is not native to this part of the state. Alligators like this would only be found in the eastern part of the state.
This led Wildlife Resources to conclude the alligator was most likely put in the lake by someone.
The commission believes that finding the culprit will be nearly impossible unless someone comes forward or posts to social media.
Wildlife Resources had to euthanize the alligator as they did not know what diseases the reptile could have been carrying because it was someone’s pet.