Officials: No evidence of alligators in SML
SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, Va. (WSET) -- Officials are debunking a photo that's been circulating social media.
A Facebook post from Patty Hanson claimed there was an alligator in Smith Mountain Lake.
Patty Hanson's post got more than a thousand shares. She says she fell for a prank!
According to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, there is no evidence of alligators in the lake.
The department says they see pictures like this a lot, and people do not need to be afraid.
Hanson says her friend played a joke on her and she apologizes to anyone who thought it was real.
Hanson says she was very upset because that's not something you joke about.