10-foot alligator caught behind WBR home

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Posted: Apr 4, 2011 9:58 AM by Rachel Frost, Russell Jones
Updated: Apr 4, 2011 7:01 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: bueche, homeowner, west baton rouge, parish, alligator, gator, wildlife, fisheries, capture, wbrz, louisiana

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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