Pet owners describe attack as "death roll"

Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 09:47 PM.
A sniper with JPD fired three shots at the gator at intervals between noon and 1:30 p.m. The alligator sunk into the water and remained submerged.
The body resurfaced about 3 p.m., according to Jacksonville Department of Public Safety Spokesman Beth Purcell, at which time N.C. Wildlife and JPD officers pulled it out of the water.
Onslow County officials have asked to put the body on display.

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