WJTV News Channel 12 - Alligator killed after eating dog to be put on display at museum

Alligator killed after eating dog to be put on display at museum

Posted: Updated:
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -

The alligator killed for eating a dog in Jacksonville is slated to be put on display at a local museum.

WNCT reports the reptile's body will be put on display at the Onlsow County Environmental Education Center and Library on N.C. Highway 210 in Sneads Ferry.

There is no word on when the alligator will actually go on display since the center is currently under construction with plans to reopen in November or December.

The alligator attacked an 80 pound Husky at the Mill Creek Green portion of Henderson Green at Henderson Drive and River Street on Tuesday night.

Jacksonville police shot the alligator three times with a high powered rifle.

The county hopes the alligator will teach visitors the importance of respecting an animal's boundaries.

"If we see these animals and can learn from them, then that makes it all that more important to care for them," Onslow County Spokesperson Lisa Whitman-Grice told WNCT.

The alligator is at a taxidermy office in Johnston County where it is being stuffed, a process which could take 10 months to a year.

RELATED ARTICLES

  • North Carolina NewsMore>>

  • NC March employment numbers show improvement

    NC March employment numbers show improvement

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:10:38 GMT
    North Carolina (with flag)North Carolina (with flag)
    The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate of 6.4 percent, the N.C. Department of Commerce said Monday.
    The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate of 6.4 percent, the N.C. Department of Commerce said Monday.
  • Marijuana group celebrates 4/20 with new Raleigh chapter

    Marijuana group celebrates 4/20 with new Raleigh chapter

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:09:11 GMT
    On this twentieth day of April, 4/20, some people in Raleigh are pushing for changes to the state's marijuana laws.
    On this twentieth day of April, 4/20, some people in Raleigh are pushing for changes to the state's marijuana laws.
  • NC report expands on jobless rate drop, more work

    NC report expands on jobless rate drop, more work

    North Carolina officials are releasing a report offering more details on employment conditions in March, when nearly 20,000 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent.
    North Carolina officials are releasing a report offering more details on employment conditions in March, when nearly 20,000 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent.
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.