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Alligator spotted in New Jersey, municipality, police warn

New Jersey police say they are looking for an alligator that was spotted and about this week.

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An alligator is allegedly on the loose in a New Jersey township, and the authorities warn residents to be careful.

The Mullica Township Police Department, said the gator was spotted in Hamburg Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Capt. Brian Zeck said a woman was the first to report it after it ran over her property.

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“A chainsaw in her garden and video – it is a confirmed alligator and it is probably 3 and a half to 4 feet,” he told Fox News.

The police offered advice for residents who own pets.

“We are working with our partners in the protection of animals and the care fields to find the animal,” the department said in a Facebook post. “Residents should be cautious about letting small pets in this area and do not approach the animal if it is located.”

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On the Wednesday afternoon, Zeck says the creation is still roaming around, although wildlife officials are trying to locate and catch.

“On the lookout, do not approach them, contact the police,” he stressed.

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