WENDELL, N.C. (WTVD) -- An alligator was caught and returned to its owner after it escaped from an educational facility in Wendell, authorities said Saturday.
The alligator was discovered in a Wendell pond and captured.
It took wildlife officers 45 minutes to lure the 4-foot long gator out of the pond.
Wildlife officials don't believe there is a bigger gator problem in the area and say the escape was accidental.
No information discussing how the gator was able to escape has been released.
Alligator returned to its owner after escaping educational facility in Wake Co.