Brunswick County sheriff's deputies watch as an alligator measuring over 12 feet ambles off N.C. 133 near Belville, N.C., after an hour long 'squat off' with law enforcement and wildlife officials on June 15, 1994. (AP Photo/Wilmington Star-News, Jamie Moncrief)
Brunswick County sheriff's deputies watch as an alligator measuring over 12 feet ambles off N.C. 133 near Belville, N.C., after an hour long 'squat off' with law enforcement and wildlife officials on June 15, 1994. (AP Photo/Wilmington Star-News, Jamie Moncrief) JAMIE MONCRIEF AP
Brunswick County sheriff's deputies watch as an alligator measuring over 12 feet ambles off N.C. 133 near Belville, N.C., after an hour long 'squat off' with law enforcement and wildlife officials on June 15, 1994. (AP Photo/Wilmington Star-News, Jamie Moncrief) JAMIE MONCRIEF AP

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