DNR removes alligator from Dollar Tree parking lot

AUGUSTA, Ga. — People who went to an Augusta-area Dollar Tree store got more than they bargained for when an alligator showed up.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources posted a picture of the alligator on its Facebook page, saying the alligator “was measured, tagged and released in the Savannah River.”


DNR says alligators in Georgia typically live along and south of the fall line, which roughly runs through the cities of Columbus, Macon, and Augusta.

There are approximately 200,000 to 250,000 alligators in Georgia.

“The public is reminded that alligators are common in East Central Georgia. Please do not feed the gators,” DNR said in the post.