Firefighters capture large alligator from road in Worth Co.

Firefighters capture large alligator from road in Worth Co.
According to Facebook, the alligator found in Worth County was about 10 feet long and estimated about 15 years old.

WORTH CO., Ga. (WALB) - The Worth County Fire/Rescue EMA rescued a large alligator that was found in the road on Highway 33 South on Wednesday night.

As Firefighters, we get dispatched to a variety of calls besides fires. Last night, we had one of the most interesting...

Posted by Worth County Fire/Rescue EMA on Thursday, May 16, 2019

According to a Facebook post, the alligator was about 10 feet long and estimated about 15-years-old.

Cpl. Gregory Wade with Department of Natural Resources said this is the time of the year when gators are moving around, possibly looking for a new home.

Firefighters said the main concern was the alligator being hit by a car which will seriously harm the animal and do major damage to the vehicle because of the 55 mph speed limit.

Another South GA gator! Worth Co. Fire Rescue got called to a gator in the road on Highway 33 S. last night. It's...

Posted by Emileigh Forrester WALB on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Alligators this size have to frequently rest after long bursts of energy but are capable of short bursts of speed up to 30 mph.

Copyright 2019 WALB. All rights reserved.