An alligator hit the beach for a swim at Oak Island, bringing spectators and screams

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North Carolina beachgoers are accustomed to seeing a lot of different creatures in the ocean, but an alligator turns heads.

Numerous Facebook posts on Friday noted the presence of an alligator swimming in the surf at Oak Island.

Chuck McCullen of Cary said he and his family saw a crowd of people walking down the shoreline watching something in the water. He thought it was a turtle.

It wasn’t.

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