EAST LYME, CT (WFSB) - A citizen's report of an alligator prompted a warning from East Lyme Public Safety on Tuesday.

A warning was posted to social media on Tuesday morning.

Safety officials said the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was called in to investigate the report in Powers Lake in East Lyme.

"The alligator is reported to be 1 foot in length," East Lyme Public Safety said. "If you see this reptile or have any information to share regarding this sighting, please call CT DEEP," at 860-424-3333.

On Tuesday afternoon, DEEP said crews visited the location and interviewed the person who made the report, however they could not confirm the presence of an alligator.

Folks in the area were curious and stopped by the lake on Tuesday.

"If there is one, it's not native by any means. It has to be a pet," said Austin Gillespie, of Salem.

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(4) comments

JoJo

I saw a Neti louch monster At that lake

Logicandreason101

A foot long? This alligator would only be a real danger to large insects and small rodents and small fish.

Jules Winnfield

Actually Logicandreason101, it's been discovered the alligator is a registered Democrat. It's a real danger to America.

Logicandreason101

Nice attempt at trolling, but, you failed. Miserably. Now, go get a Big Kahuna Burger.

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