11 foot alligator stuck in New Hanover Co. drain - WECT TV6 - WECT.com - Wilmington, NC news and weather -: "NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Business as usual came to a halt at Watermark Marina of Wilmington on Monday. That's because an unexpected visitor showed up below the parking lot.
Two large, glassy eyes stared up from a drainage grate.
'One of the biggest alligators I've ever seen in my life. How he got in there...Lord only knows,' said boater Ken Ward.
The alligator appeared to have made its way from the nearby Cape Fear River, up through the drainage system and into the marina. That's where it hit a dead end and couldn't manage to climb out or turn around."