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JACKSONVILLE, NC -

An alligator believed to have attacked and swallowed an 80-pound dog Tuesday evening has been recovered by authorities.

Authorities shot the alligator late Tuesday after they and NC Wildlife officials determined that it was not safe to relocate the alligator as had been considered.

After the 12-foot, 500 pound alligator was shot, it sunk in the water. The alligator was shot 3 times with a shotgun.

Its body resurfaced later on Wednesday afternoon and was recovered. Officials asked that the body be put on display.

Officers  say it's unfortunate authorities had to shoot the animal, but they felt he posed a risk to citizens.

NC Wildlife officials also said they found the some of the remains of the dog in the mouth of the alligator.

The alligator attacked an 80 pound Husky at the Mill Creek Green portion of Henderson Green at Henderson Drive and River Street on Tuesday night around dusk. The woman walking the dog wasn't injured.

City officials said the incident reinforces that residents should not feed wild animals, including alligators and ducks.

They also advised that residents should keep their pets on leashes and keep children and pets away from the water, especially at dawn and dusk.

Do not approach, feed or harass alligators.

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