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Gator sighting in Lee County backyard

August 11, 2003

Lee County-- A Lee County woman had an unwelcomed visitor this morning.

This two foot alligator was roaming in Betty Spindle's backyard on David Road. Deputy Todd Beaver helped rope the animal.

He says alligator sightings are becoming common for Lee County, "Yeah, they are coming out. DNR told us it was breeding season for them and they are coming out moving and checking things out and looking for water holes to get into and stuff like that."

Betty Spindle says, "Now some of the others around here might have but we have never. We have been here 35 years, and never an alligator."

The gator will be released into the Flint River.

Posted at 3:20 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com