Sept. 27 (UPI) — Police in North Carolina responded to a resident’s garage to remove a most unwelcome trespasser — an alligator.
The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office posted photos to Facebook showing deputies and Animal Protective Services officers capturing the alligator that wandered into a Southport resident’s garage on Tuesday.
The sheriff’s office said the gator “was safely delivered back to his home in the marsh!”
The post included a message of thanks from the resident who phoned authorities.
“Being an animal lover, I also appreciate that the gator was just removed, and not destroyed,” the resident wrote. “My thanks to all of them for an exciting yet scary time! And for being so professional and courteous.”