Alligator seen swimming through flooded Conway dog park

An alligator was seen swimming through the Conway Dog Park on Monday.  (SOURCE: WMBF News)
An alligator was seen swimming through the Conway Dog Park on Monday. (SOURCE: WMBF News)((SOURCE: WMBF News))
Updated: Oct. 1, 2018 at 1:32 PM CDT
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CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - You normally see dogs chasing and catching their favorite toys at the Conway Dog Park, but on Monday, a different kind of four-legged animal was enjoying the now flooded area.

WMBF News spotted this large alligator swimming through the park which is still under about 3 feet of water from the flooded Waccamaw River along the edge of Lake Busbee in downtown Conway.

You can see from the video, this is not just a small gator as it is estimated that the the alligator is about 8 feet long.

Conway Police have called South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to notify them of the roaming reptile.

A SCDNR Officer said they have opened the gates to give the alligator a way out and hope it will leave before the water drains completely.

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