COBB COUNTY, GA (WFLA) – A huge alligator that has been seen around the national park near the Chattahoochee River in Georgia a few times over the last decade showed up again this week, WXIA reported.
The large reptile is not native to the national park in the area, but it chose to call it home growing bigger and bigger on the abundant local wildlife. It was spotted in the area for the first time in 2005. Park rangers are sure it is the same gator that keeps showing up every few years. The rangers say it probably winters in the beavers’ lodges.
It has become a local legend. The park visitors have come out to look at it sunbathing this week.
“Years ago I heard this legend that he was in the Chattahoochee,” Karen Armstrong, a jogger, said.
She was delighted to finally see it was real. Other visitors speculated that it was probably a female because a male would be bellowing calling for a mating partner. Park rangers are not sure how long the reptile will stay.
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