6-Foot-Long Alligator Was Just Hit By A Car In Union County

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A 6-foot-long alligator was hit and killed over Memorial Day weekend while trying to cross Highway 74 in Union County.

A driver called 911 to report an alligator in the road at around midnight, just outside the town of Marshville.

Responding Marshville officers said the animal suffered a fatal wound to the head after being struck by a car.

The accident occurred near Stegall Lake where a few residents have noted seeing other gators in the past.

Union County police just released the following audio from the 911 call of the driver:

Wildlife experts say that it’s highly unlikely that the gator was wild, as the closest verified wild alligator that’s ever been documented was in Robeson County, which is 4 counties east of Union.

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