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Update: Sweet Briar College Believes Debris in Lake, Not Alligat - abc27 WHTM

Update: Sweet Briar College Believes Debris in Lake, Not Alligator

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Update: 6:30 p.m.:

Campus officials say they now believe there is no alligator at Upper Lake - that they believe it is debris.  They are still keeping swimming restrictions in place.



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Amherst Co., VA - The Sweet Briar Campus Safety Department is alerting the community about a possible alligator sighting.

The department sent out an email to the campus community Thursday. They say they have gotten two reports of a possible alligator sighting in the Upper Lake. The incidents have been reported to local law enforcement and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

The VDGIF says it has not confirmed there is an alligator but they believe it is likely an alligator exists. They are advising people to not swim in either the Upper or Lower Lake until further notice, and to avoid the banks and trails surrounding the lakes.

Sweet Briar asks that people not go to the area to try to see the alligator and potentially interfere with the investigation.

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