Laura Lewis
Alli, a rescue gator who’s about two months old and measures two feet long, checks out her new containment area at Shallotte River Swamp Park. She is a young gator who has become the second resident of the new enclosure where park customers can come and view the relocated reptiles.
Gators granted sanctuary at Shallotte River Swamp Park

OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Al the alligator was the first relocated reptile to arrive at Shallotte River Swamp Park.

The rescue gator was brought to the outdoor adventure park on Watts Road on the night of July 1, park owner Rube McMullan said.

This summer, the park is working with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to provide a new enclosed area for relocated gators. Those types of gators are ones that have typically become overly acclimated and less fearful of civilization, often attributed to people who have been feeding them.