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Lake Loretta may be home to a gator

(Source: Mike Everett) (Source: Mike Everett)
Rob Peavy Rob Peavy
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Some folks who live near Lake Loretta, in the heart of northwest Albany, fear an alligator may be hiding in the waters.

At least one person claims to have seen a seven or eight foot long gator in the lake.

We went out there today and didn't catch a glimpse. One man did tell us he saw something in the water that could be evidence of the large reptile.

"It was a carp that had been basically torn in half," said Rob Peavy. "You could the flesh hanging out of it. It was still alive but I was just thinking to myself, what could have done this? A huge turtle maybe, but in all probability an alligator."

Resident Mike Everett was able to snap a photo of the gator in the lake from a distance.

No specific gator disturbances were reported.

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