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Alligator Spotted In Camden Lake Of Elk Grove

Alligator Spotted In Camden Lake Of Elk Grove
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Alligator In Camden Lake

An alligator was allegedly spotted in the Camden Lake neighborhood of Elk Grove earlier this week. The California Department of Fish & Wildlife says that they have found no credible evidence of an alligator in Camden Lake so far.

An earlier report sent out to news outlets contained a picture that apparently an Elk Grove resident had taken from Shutterstock and was not a genuine image of the alligator reportedly in Camden Lake.

Several residents report seeing the alligator over the past few days.

Sharon Anderson, the Camden Neighborhood Association President is warning her neighbors. “Just kind of stay clear. Keep your eyes open. When we don’t see the ducks and geese in the water, maybe that’s an indication that we should be clear of it too.” Sharon emphasizes she just wants everyone to stay safe.

Some residents worry about people who are fishing, people who take walks in the area, and families with children. Mark Givens hopes people will stay away. “I really hope young people aren’t coming here trying to take selfies. It’s very dangerous. Why take a chance?” However, despite the warning, some Elk Grove residents have been flocking to the lake in hopes of catching a glimpse of the gator.

Several news outlets are reporting this as a hoax. Until they have credible evidence, the Department of Fish & Wildlife sees no reason to go out to try to catch the alligator.

Community Service District had taped up North Camden Lake where the alligator was reportedly seen. You cannot own an alligator in California with out a special permit.

Elk Grove Tribune will update this story as it develops.


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Dr. Jacqueline "Jax" Cheung

Dr. Jacqueline "Jax" Cheung, DrPH, MBA, is the Editor-In-Chief of Elk Grove Tribune. Jax is also the owner of the awarding winning Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption Ministry. She enjoys freelancing for Sacramento4Kids and many other publications. She was voted Sacramento Area A-List Best Local Blogger 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018 and Best of Elk Grove Best Blogger 2016 & 2017. In 2019 Jax was recognized for Outstanding Service & Dedication to Elk Grove and also received an Award of Recognition from the California State Senate. Jax lives in Elk Grove with her husband and 2 daughters. To follow Jax's journey please like her Jax Chronicles Facebook, follow her Instagram @jaxchronicles, follow her Twitter @jaxchronicles, or check out Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption ministry.

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