Tuesday, June 20, 2017


About a year and a half ago I mentioned on this blog that alligators have been seen in eastern North Carolina, including Hyde County mainland.

A few days ago I was returning to the island via the Swan Quarter ferry. I noticed this sign near the docks:

I understand the ferry personnel see alligators there fairly regularly. I wonder if any of our readers have seen alligators in eastern North Carolina. Please leave a comment if you have.

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  1. Anonymous8:51 AM

    I've seen gators in Wilmington at the battleship

  2. You can see them everyday in Wilmington at Greenville Lake, and often but not as consistently in the river and other waterways.

  3. Anonymous11:56 AM

    Late to the party. Alligator have been seen along the route 264 corridor as far west as Ponzer, NC. While not in large numbers they are out and about in western Hyde County.