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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Wilmington police ‘investi(gator)’ nabs 6-foot alligator from resident’s front door, puns ensue

A Wilmington Police Department officer preparing to return an alligator to its natural habitat after it was apprehended near a residence. (Port City Daily photo / Courtesy WPD)
A Wilmington Police Department officer preparing to return an alligator to its natural habitat after it was apprehended near a residence. (Port City Daily photo / Courtesy WPD)

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department wrangled an alligator from the front door of a residence in a neighborhood off Oleander Drive, announcing the incident in a playful post on social media.

According to the Wilmington Police Department (WPD), officers responded to a residence on the 2300 block of Mimosa Place shortly before 1 p.m. on Thursday after receiving a call “in reference to an alligator at the front door of a home.”

As the saying goes, it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it; WPD’s social media manager had some fun reporting the incident – which was resolved without injury to humans or the alligator – on Instagram.

WPD’s Instagram account posted:

Each day in law enforcement is an adventure! You never know what call you might receive, and this one had our investi(gators) saying ‘see ya later’” WPD responded to the 2300 block of Mimosa Place just before 1 pm today, along with Animal Control and NC Wildlife Management, in reference to an alligator at the front door of a home. We apprehended the perpetrator without incident. NC Wildlife Management transported the suspect, approximately 5-6 feet in length, from the scene and will return it to a natural habitat. #Trespasserswillnotbetolerated#LaterGator

This appears to have been an isolated incident. No word yet on whether WPD expects to see the animal later.

 

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