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Police: Reports of alligator in Lake Norman determined to be turtle

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LAKE NORMAN, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Cornelius say initial reports of an alligator in Lake Norman on Wednesday morning weren't exactly correct - the animal turned out to be a turtle in the water.

Officials initially reported that a small alligator - approximately two to three feet long - was spotted near the Peninsula Yacht Club, off Jetton Road, just before 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Officers arrived and spotted something swimming in the water, officials say.

Officials from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission have been called in to help in the search.

It was later determined that it was a turtle that was spotted in the water.

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