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Albany man finds gator in yard

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany man got an unexpected surprise while doing yard work this afternoon.

He came across an alligator near Cordele Road and called police.

An officer showed up and tied the gator up while he waited with the reptile on the side of the road for assistance.

It's estimated the gator was around 3 and a half feet long.

"We had one a couple of months ago that was in someone's goldfish pond and I think this is going to be the same one because it is the same size," said Sgt. Lee Reynolds of the Dougherty Co. Police.

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources took the gator to a creek and released him.

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