Large gator removed from road in North Carolina

Sheriff Danny Heath posted several pictures to his Facebook page (image courtesy WCTI)

A large alligator had to be removed from a road in North Carolina, according to WCTI.

Jones County Sheriff Danny Heath recently posted several photos of the alligator to his Facebook page, according to the TV station.

Authorities said they were called to the scene at about 1:30 a.m. Friday after a driver found the alligator on a road in Pollocksville in Jones County.

A photo posted to Facebook showed an officer near the alligator and some rope was tied around the alligator's mouth.

Authorities believe the alligator was hit by a car. Wildlife officials took the alligator to a rehabilitation center.

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