This 12-foot-long Cumberland County behemoth weighed 700-plus pounds and was estimated by a Wildlife Resources Commission biologist to be more than 80 years old in this 2013 photo. The first survey of alligators in coastal North Carolina in nearly 30 years shows the reptile’s populations are stable or increasing.
This 12-foot-long Cumberland County behemoth weighed 700-plus pounds and was estimated by a Wildlife Resources Commission biologist to be more than 80 years old in this 2013 photo. The first survey of alligators in coastal North Carolina in nearly 30 years shows the reptile’s populations are stable or increasing. N.C. WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION
This 12-foot-long Cumberland County behemoth weighed 700-plus pounds and was estimated by a Wildlife Resources Commission biologist to be more than 80 years old in this 2013 photo. The first survey of alligators in coastal North Carolina in nearly 30 years shows the reptile’s populations are stable or increasing. N.C. WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION

NC State survey: Alligators on the rise, but vulnerable

February 04, 2015 05:40 PM