Alligator surprises neighborhood - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Alligator surprises neighborhood

Keion Miller, Resident Keion Miller, Resident
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

High water may have chased alligators from their normal spots as a side effect from all the rain in south Georgia this year.

A small gator showed up in a southwest Albany neighborhood this evening. Folks spotted him in the middle of the road in the 2900 block of Harvest Lane.

When Department of Natural Resources Rangers showed up to catch him, he was on the patio of a home and he put up quite a fight.

"At first he was sitting in the road, and we pulled up on him. That's when he crossed the street and got into the driveway," said Keion Miller, Resident. "And then he sat down again, so we got closer and closer, trying to take pictures. And then that's when he snapped, and we backed up off him."

Miller called animal control which called in the DNR.

Rangers estimate the gator is about 2-years old. They plan to release him in a safe area away from a neighborhood.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • City of Albany to host Summer Youth Programs Fair

    City of Albany to host Summer Youth Programs Fair

    Monday, May 29 2017 5:48 AM EDT2017-05-29 09:48:34 GMT
    The City of Albany wants kids to take advantage of the various programs happening this summer (Source:WALB)The City of Albany wants kids to take advantage of the various programs happening this summer (Source:WALB)

    Dougherty Co. students are now out of school for the summer and the City of Albany wants to inform students about various summer programs. Fight Albany Blight will host a Summer Youth Programs Fair on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Community Recreational Center.

    More >>

    Dougherty Co. students are now out of school for the summer and the City of Albany wants to inform students about various summer programs. Fight Albany Blight will host a Summer Youth Programs Fair on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Community Recreational Center.

    More >>
  • One dead in Albany wreck

    One dead in Albany wreck

    Monday, May 29 2017 4:29 AM EDT2017-05-29 08:29:42 GMT
    (WALB image)(WALB image)

    One person was killed and five others were injured in a wreck in Albany early Sunday morning.

    More >>

    One person was killed and five others were injured in a wreck in Albany early Sunday morning.

    More >>
  • Service honors fallen service members at Albany's Field of Crosses

    Service honors fallen service members at Albany's Field of Crosses

    Sunday, May 28 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-05-29 02:19:11 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Several dozen people gathered Sunday to remember and honor fallen military service members. It was the annual Field of Crosses Memorial Day Service at the Albany Mall. Speakers talked about the focus of Memorial Day being fallen service members.

    More >>

    Several dozen people gathered Sunday to remember and honor fallen military service members. It was the annual Field of Crosses Memorial Day Service at the Albany Mall. Speakers talked about the focus of Memorial Day being fallen service members.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly