Alligator spotted in Kitty Hawk captured and released

KITTY HAWK, N.C. – An alligator spotted in a canal between Pineway Drive and Ivy Lane has been caught and released into the wild.

Police asked residents in the area to keep an eye on their kids and pets when in the yard. Residents were also urged to check their pools.

Coastal NC Alligator research posted that they caught and released the alligator back into the wild. They said the alligator was 9.5 feet long. Kitty Hawk Police later confirmed that the alligator has been caught, tagged and released.

NC Wildlife has been made aware of the incident.

Kitty Hawk Police say they will update residents with any future sightings.