Alleged Alligator in Lake Norman Turns Out to be Turtle

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by Caryn Little

CORNELIUS, N.C. - Cornelius Police thought they might have to wrestle a gator Wednesday morning after a resident said he had spotted a 3-foot alligator off shore around 9:00 Wednesday morning.

Police went to the lakefront home at The Peninsula development and spotted the creature, confirming that it looked like an alligator.

A short time later and after further inspection, they decided it was a large soft-shell turtle. Gator scare over!

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