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Gators abundant in Macon area

MACON, Ga. (AP) - This year is shaping up to be a busy year for alligators in the Macon area, which is on the northern end of the reptiles' range in Georgia.

The Telegraph reports ( that an alligator found this week is the third one this month.

Authorities say abundant rain during mating season could explain the multiple gator reports.

In the latest case, someone spotted a gator near an Interstate 75 exit ramp around 2 a.m. Wednesday and called 911. Two eyes were glowing from the tall grass off I-75 near Hartley Bridge Road.

Jason Clark of Southeastern Reptile Rescue was called to the deal with the animal.

Clark had already captured two nearly 10-foot gators earlier in the month.


Information from: The Macon Telegraph,

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