Animal control officers in New Jersey were called to make an unusual capture for the state -- an alligator spotted in a public pond.

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Old Bridge Animal Control said the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife contacted local officials about reports of a small alligator swimming in a public pond in Old Bridge.

Animal control officers safely removed the 2-foot alligator from the pond, located on Brookside Avenue, and turned it over to Fish and Wildlife officials.

"This is a first for us," animal control officials wrote.