New Jersey cops search for alligator on the loose

MULLICA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey are warning residents about an alligator on the loose.

Authorities say the 3- to 4-foot gator was spotted along Hamburg Avenue in Mullica Township on Tuesday afternoon. Police say residents should be careful about letting small pets outside.

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Animal protection workers are helping police search for the alligator. Anyone who saw it is asked to contact Mullica police.

It isn't clear where the gator escaped from.

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