Big Roadkill: 800 Pound Alligator Found Along North Carolina Highway

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(Credit: WAVY/ReportIt)

DARE COUNTY, N.C. — Road clean-up crews ditched the shovels and grabbed a machine to remove an 800-pound alligator found dead along a highway in North Carolina Sunday night.

According to a local TV station, WAVY, the alligator had been struck by a car and died just before midnight.

The alligator was over 12-feet long and weighed at least 800 pounds.