An alligator surfaces in the water. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

8-foot gator removed from beach

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Ben Carswell, director of conservation for Jekyll Island Authority, said the gator may have gotten lost because of high tides and strong currents.

Carswell and a few other people who are trained to handle gators captured it and moved it a short distance away.

Carswell said it isn't unusual for officials to respond to calls about alligators on the beach during this time of year.

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