Nearly 9-foot gator captured in downtown Columbus

Nearly 9-foot gator captured in downtown Columbus
Nearly 9-foot gator captured in downtown Columbus (Source: Columbus Fire & EMS Chief Bryan Watson)

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Another big alligator was spotted in Columbus overnight.

The approximately 9-foot gator was seen walking around downtown. A Columbus firefighter took a photo of the gator at 1st Avenue and 18th Street near TSYS.

A battalion chief with Columbus Fire & EMS said the Department of Natural Resources captured and relocated the gator, but he’s not sure where to. He also said there are a lot of alligators in the Chattahoochee River, but it’s rare for them to come up that far.

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