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September 20, 2018

Alligator on the loose in South Jersey for the last 48 hours

Egg Harbor City residents should keep an eye out for an unusual critter

Animals Pets
Alligator with a grin Pixabay/

Here's a picture of a smiling alligator.

The Mullica Township Police Department is warning residents to be cautious with their small pets: an alligator has been on the loose since 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

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The alligator is believed to be three to four feet long, according to a post from the police department’s Facebook page that has been shared more than 2,000 times:

The gator — at least, it’s believed to be the same one — was caught on video by one intrepid Mullica resident on Wednesday afternoon in the Devonshire area of the township:

Not your normal backyard wildlife, that's for sure.

As of 3:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon, the police department told the Press of Atlantic City, the animal has still not been located. 

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