WATCH: Deputies remove large alligator from highway

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called out to U.S. 17 twice Monday, May 13, to remove a large alligator from the roadway.

“Our deputies never know what they are going to be called to respond to!” the sheriff’s office states on Facebook.

Deputies Branch, Sutton and Nichter helped move the alligator, which was “hanging out” near the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

“Thankfully, the alligator was saved from traffic on the highway and those traveling the highway were saved from the gator! Thank you deputies for bravely wrangling that big alligator!” the sheriff’s office adds.

The alligator was not harmed during either relocation. Video shared by the sheriff’s office of deputies working to move the alligator can be found below.