Shark Wake Park

Signs no longer warn visitors about the alligator that was formerly spotted at the Shark Wake Park. Photo by Christian Boschult 

The alligator that made its way into the lake at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex is gone, according to city spokesperson Pat Dowling. 

In late April and early May, the city was trying to catch the gator, which the city believes crossed over S.C. Highway 31 to get into the lake that houses the Shark Wake Park.

But no one has seen the gator since the middle of last week, Dowling said. 

"It’s not there," Dowling said. "We’ve looked for it day and night, it’s no longer there."

Gators tend to be more active during this time of year because they're looking for a mate. But this gator was looking for love in all the wrong places. 

"They had teams out there trying to catch it and at one point they had it up on the dock there, but it got away," Dowling said. "Our guess is it was just harassed and when it’s harassed, it took off."

 

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