“A great question we get asked a lot,” said Heather Loftin, promotions director at the Battleship North Carolina. “He is very popular here at the ship.”
“I can confirm that Charlie is still around. Charlie (our 12– to 13-foot alligator – can’t confirm exact size as no one has gotten close enough to measure him) is the unofficial mascot of the Battleship North Carolina. We have seen him on both port and starboard sides of the ship.
“Over time, his family has grown. We’ve seen Charlie and Charlene (the wife) create their offspring Charlie. This year, we also noticed a new baby alligator. At this time the new alligator has not been named, but always looking for great ideas with names that start with the letter C.”
If you would like to help name Charlie’s baby, see the contest details in the comments below.
Date posted: September 26, 2011
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