2 alligators removed from area near boat launch in Kenner
KENNER - Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents removed two alligators - one 6-feet long and the other 8-feet long - from the area near a pump station in Jefferson Parish, according to WGNO-TV in New Orleans.
“Because of the national news regarding alligators, we didn’t want anyone to panic if they saw one in the water close to a pump station,” East Jefferson Levee District Director Derek Boese said. “This is not uncommon, and the only message we want to share is for people to keep their eyes open and to be careful.”
LDWF said the gators were spotted by a fisherman in vicinity of the Duncan Pump Station who pointed out the alligators were getting fairly close to boats in the area.
The Duncan Pump Station and Williams Boulevard boat launch areas have both been asked by Wildlife and Fisheries officers to remain aware of their surroundings to take proper precautions due to an unusual amount of alligator activity this time of year.
On Wednesday afternoon, authorities in Orlando recovered the body of a 2-year-old boy that was dragged into a lagoon at a Disney resort the night before. A total of five alligators were caught in the hours after the attack with one of those reptiles suspected to be the killer.