Alligator found on Lauderdale County road

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Photo via Lauderdale County Sheriffs Office/Facebook

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – An alligator had to be moved after someone saw it on the side of a Lauderdale County road Sunday night.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office said a person walking on County Road 2 in the western part of the county spotted the gator around 10 p.m. Sunday.

The sheriff’s office said the alligator, which in a photo appeared to be about 2 and a half feet long, was safely relocated to an undisclosed location.

County Road 2 runs along the Tennessee River, but alligators have been seen further from the river before, like in Cypress Creek.

And on Monday, Decatur Parks and Recreation posted a warning about an alligator spotting after a woman posted video from Point Mallard Trail on Facebook.

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