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Alligator 'in custody' after police find it on high school campus

4 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Friday, May 17 2019 May 17, 2019 May 17, 2019 2:14 PM May 17, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

SLIDELL - Police say they apprehended an alligator after it scurried under a school bus Thursday night.

Police were called around 9 p.m. Thursday to Slidell High School after the gator was first spotted. Once they arrived, officers said the reptile fled beneath a nearby school bus and refused to come out.

The department's Facebook page said it tried to "negotiate" with the animal in order to reach a peaceful conclusion.

The gator was finally captured about an hour and a half later. Police say he'll be taken outside the city and released back into his natural habitat Friday.

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