If you thought alligators were only found in the everglades of Florida or the bayou’s of Louisiana, think again.
A picture of a large gator sported crossing the road in North Carolina over the weekend Saturday is going viral. This bad boy is a monster.
The Topsail Online Gazette posted an image of the giant to its Facebook page.
The animal was reportedly seen in the Four Corners area of Snead’s Ferry in Onslow County Saturday.
“We’re told animal control was called to safely relocate this big boy,” according to Topsail Online Gazette’s post on Facebook.
The good news is no one was hurt.
Since being posted Saturday night, the picture has been shared more than 11,000 times.
Believe it or not, alligators are found in North Carolina all the way from the northern coast near Virginia to the southern coast near the border of South Carolina, according to North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission.
The reptiles are generally active when temperatures are warm from early spring through early fall.
Alligators have made headlines recently following the tragic death of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was dragged and drowned by an alligator on Disney property in Orlando, Fla.