Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019
A 13-foot, 700 pound alligator was found in a ditch, officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources said this week. The massive reptile was found in the ditch near Lake Blackshear, Melissa Cummings, a spokeswoman for the Georgia DNR, told First Coast News. The animal’s size apparently led many who saw its picture on social media to think the image was a “hoax.” But Brent Howze, the wildlife biologist who is seen crouching behind the reptile in the photo, said it was not. Unfortunately, the gator was in poor health and reportedly had old gunshot wounds on its body, First Coast News reported. It was ultimately euthanized.

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