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.READ MORE: Family, Friends Hold Candlelight Vigil For Slain Temple University Student Samuel Collington
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.READ MORE: Jolly Trolley And Main Street Light Spectacular Bring Joy To Manayunk Following Ida Flooding, Pandemic
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.MORE NEWS: Fantasy Football Start Or Sit Week 13: Elijah Mitchell Looks To Take Advantage Of Seahawks' Defense