Upon the filing by the claimant of the undertaking set forth in G.S. 1-482, the sheriff is not bound to keep the property, or to deliver it to the plaintiff;
but may deliver it to the claimant, unless the plaintiff executes and delivers to
him a similar undertaking to that required of claimant; and notwithstanding such
claim, when so made, the sheriff may retain the property a reasonable time to demand
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