Turtle mistaken for alligator on Lake Norman

Turtle mistaken for alligator on Lake Norman

Turtle mistaken for alligator on Lake Norman

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 31 at 10:55 AM

CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Cornelius police called off a search for an alligator after the learned it was a turtle.

Police said homeowners told them they spotted a gator several yards off shore near the Peninsula Club Drive early this morning.

After searching for a while on the lake, police determined witnesses saw spiny turtle instead of an actual alligator.

The search was eventually called off.

 

 

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