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‘Stallone’ was found in Virginia Beach 6 years ago. He’s now moving to South Carolina

Stallone the alligator leaves for Myrtle Beach next week (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the Virginia Living Museum)
Stallone leaves for Myrtle Beach next week (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of the Virginia Living Museum)

NEWPORT NEWS — The Virginia Living Museum is sending Stallone to Alligator Adventure in Myrtle Beach next week.

Not Rocky, Stallone the alligator.

The museum’s Cypress Swamp exhibit comfortably holds alligators up to 6 feet and as of June — Stallone weighs approximately 40 pounds and is 5.5 feet long, said Kortney Jaworski, the museum’s senior herpetology keeper.

Stallone was picked up in Virginia Beach by the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries in May 2012 and herpetologists named him Stallone because of his crooked smile and misaligned jaw, Jaworski said.

Stallone leaves the Virginia Living Museum’s Cypress Swamp, 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. on Nov. 13.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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