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10-foot alligator caught behind WBR home

4 years ago April 04, 2011 Apr 4, 2011 Monday, April 04 2011 Monday, April 04, 2011 8:58:44 AM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rachel Frost, Russell Jones

BUECHE - A woman in West Baton Rouge Parish found a large, scaly visitor when she went outside to enjoy her morning coffee.

A ten-and-a half foot long alligator was crawling around in Skye Johnston's backyard. She believes the alligator came from a swamp across the street from her home.

"I screamed and my husband thought maybe there was a snake. And I was like oh my God! I mean, he wasn't going to get me, but he's huge, he's just a giant," Johnston said.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries sent a nuisance alligator trapper out to remove the massive animal.  It'll be relocated to a wilderness area suitable for alligators.

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