GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) – The Department of Environmental Protection and Animal Control captured an alligator in Blackwood Sunday afternoon.

At about 1:45 p.m., Township Police responded to the Lakeview Apartments complex in the 500 block of Lower Landing Road for a two-foot-long alligator that was found underneath a bridge located behind one of the apartment buildings.

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A resident discovered the alligator and contacted the authorities. Before police arrived, the resident was able to tape the alligator’s mouth closed to prevent it from biting anyone.

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Animal Control officers believe the alligator was possibly a pet and will be making arrangements to have it relocated.

Authorities didn’t find any other alligators in the area.

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