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Gator captured along Broadway in Macon

Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare Officer Rebecca Galeazzo holds a small alligator that she and Bibb County Sheriff's Deputy Dustin Mobbs wrangled along Broadway on Sunday.
Macon-Bibb County Animal Welfare Officer Rebecca Galeazzo holds a small alligator that she and Bibb County Sheriff's Deputy Dustin Mobbs wrangled along Broadway on Sunday.

Motorists on Broadway in Macon were dodging an alligator Sunday morning.

A call came in at about 6 a.m. that a small alligator was crawling on Broadway in the 3800 block, said Cson Johnson, assistant director of Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare. Callers thought the gator had been hit by a car.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Mobbs arrived on the scene and got the alligator, which was bleeding, to the side of the road, Johnson said. Animal Welfare Officer Rebecca Galeazzo then arrived and she and Mobbs captured the gator. Johnson said the gator may have been hit by a car but it was not seriously injured.

“He was little scuffed up,” she said. “It was very superficial.”

She said the gator did not need medical treatment and was released back into the wild.

Gators are found in the area every now and then, but it’s usually in some kind of water way, Johnson said.

“I would not expect to see any in the middle of Broadway,” she said.

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