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August 30, 2014

Coastal Carolina campus warned about snakes, alligators

Law enforcement officials are warning the Coast Carolina University campus to be on the look out for alligators and snakes.

Law enforcement officials are warning the Coast Carolina University campus to be on the look out for alligators and snakes.

An email sent earlier this week, CCU’s public safety officials have sent out a warning.

“Please do not attempt to interact with local wildlife on campus, including alligators that may stray on or near university property,” the email states. “Alligators are dangerous and should be avoided.”

The email reminds students and staff that it is illegal to “feed, entice or molest an alligator.”

The email also warns about snakes.

“Also, please be aware that with the many construction projects underway there is an increased likelihood of encountering snakes on campus,” according to the email. “All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to be cautious when walking around campus.”

Police ask anyone who observes wildlife that may be a nuisance on university property, to call the Department of Public Safety.

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