Alligator alarms hikers, others near Chattahoochee
by Associated Press Wire
May 28, 2013 06:00 AM | 429 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Hikers and residents of nearby condos and apartments say they're concerned about recent sightings of a very large alligator along the Chattahoochee River in suburban Atlanta.

Park rangers say they think the alligator has made a home in some swamp land in the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area just northwest of Atlanta.

There have been several sightings over the past five years, with the most recent one coming during the recent Memorial Day weekend.

Asha Maurya, who took pictures of the gator recently, tells WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/140bLVV) that it was 8 to 10 feet long and likely weighed 300 pounds.

Regular sightings have prompted park rangers to post warning signs near the swamps and main walking trails. The signs urge hikers to keep their small pets on a leash.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html



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