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Alligator spotted in North Myrtle Beach has been captured and relocated

Public safety and other officials in North Myrtle Beach have captured and relocated an alligator that was first spotted in the ocean on Friday morning.

Officials began trying to corral the alligator soon after someone reported it around 10 a.m., city spokeswoman Nicole Aiello said.

The 3- to 4-foot alligator was first noticed near 42nd Avenue North and later made its way to near Third Avenue South before it was caught, Aiello said.

She said that officials with the city’s animal and beach control officials along with a community services representative and a snake chaser were involved in the animal's capture.