Lake Loretta gator captured by DNR

Lake Loretta gator captured by DNR
Neighbors took pictures of the gator with its mouth taped shut and front legs bound. (Source: Eddie McCarty and Dawn Culp Stone)
Neighbors took pictures of the gator with its mouth taped shut and front legs bound. (Source: Eddie McCarty and Dawn Culp Stone)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - DNR rangers captured the 7-foot long Lake Loretta gator around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening at the northwest Albany lake that's popular with walkers.

Neighbors took pictures of the gator with its mouth taped shut and front legs bound.

A gator initially appeared in the lake late last year, then showed up again a few weeks ago.

WALB was told that the DNR is releasing the gator in a safer place out in the county.

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