National Park Service officials closed down a short section of Cochran Shoals Fitness Loop in Sandy Springs to keep visitors – and an alligator – safe.
“In a effort to promote the protection of both visitors and wildlife, a short section of the Cochran Shoals Fitness Loop will be closed to all access until further notice. This temporary closure will provide protection for park visitors and alligator,” states a notice on the NPS website.
The alligator, who has lived on the Chattahoochee for some time, was recently spotted for the first time in several years, according to CBS 46 News.
Wildlife photographer Victor Webb snapped the photos of the famous gator last week.