ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has a warning tonight for residents in the Lake Park area after an alligator was spotted.
It was seen Wednesday morning swimming around Lake Loretta.
Officials said they are actively trying to catch the gator to remove it from the densely populated Albany neighborhood.
They have advice until the gator is caught.
"If you see a gator right now just leave it alone. Don't mess with it," said Alan Isler with Georgia DNR. "The gator will be perfectly fine. It's not going to bother y'all if y'all don't bother it. Like I said earlier, do not feed it. Just leave it alone until it can be removed from the site."
Isler noted that gators are common in South Georgia lakes, but said to call the DNR if you spot one.